Watermelon Juice of 1/2 small seedless watermelon
Makes 1 serving. You'll need: Blender or food processor, fine mesh strainer, one 8oz (240mL) sterilized Mason jar, shaker tin, Hawthorne strainer, Sour glass
To make the watermelon juice: Add the watermelon flesh to a blender or food processor. Purée for 1 minute or until the watermelon chunks turn into juice. Using a fine-mesh strainer, separate the pulp from the juice over an 8-ounce (240-ml) Mason jar.
Repeat to remove all remaining pulp (save the extra juice for your next round or turn to page 150 in the book). Discard the pulp.
To make the Summer Crush: In a shaker tin, combine the watermelon juice, the lime juice, infused rich simple syrup, salt, and egg white. Cover and dry shake (no ice) for 10 seconds, then add ice and shake again for 25 seconds to create the finest froth. Strain into a chilled sour glass and garnish with seasonal flowers.
Note: If you don’t have the supplies to infuse the rich simple syrup, simply substitute for the non-infused version and add your favourite unflavoured tincture (at your preferred dose) to the shaker tin before shaking. Then, proceed with the recipe.