Summer can get very hot in Cyprus even on our veranda by the sea. The ceiling fan makes some difference but a long, soothing, cold drink always helps.
I wanted a cocktail that would b easy to make, can be strong or mild, totally refreshing, with a natural juice and alcohol according to taste. I came up with the following recipe.
1 shot Greek Ouzo
4 shots of freshly made watermelon juice
1 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Ice cubes (they last longer than crushed ice)
1 spring of fresh mint
Serve in a tall glass after you have mixed well (you always start with the ouzo)
Total success! It has been adopted as our evening cool cocktail that captures the Greek Summer essence!
P.S. It is strong. You don’t realize it because of the sweetness of the water melon.