• Ingredients: 22
  • Serves: 2

Watermelon vodka cooler with garnish: two 5- to 6-inch- long thin slices watermelon rind with some flesh attached.

Ingredients

For simple syrup:

  • Garnish: two 5- to 6-inch- long thin slices watermelon rind with some flesh attached

For Grilled Spiced Red Onions

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • cayenne to taste
  • 1 large red onion, cut crosswise into four 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice if desired

For grilled fennel:

  • 2 small fennel bulbs , stalks trimmed flush with bulb
  • olive oil for brushing fennel
  • 1/2 lemon

Peanut butter, banana and marshmallow:

Dulce de leche:

  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche

Malted milk ball:

  • 1/2 cup chopped malted milk balls
  • 2 tbsps. chocolate malted powder

Espresso chocolate chunk:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp. espresso powder

Very berry:

Peppermint fudge:

  • 3 tbsps. fudge sauce
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

Make simple syrup:

  1. Step 1 In a saucepan boil water and sugar, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Cool syrup and chill, covered, until cold.
  2. Step 2 In a blender purée watermelon chunks until smooth and stir in 1/4 cup syrup, vodka, and lime juice.

    For this step you will need