From TIPSY TEXAN: SPIRITS AND COCKTAILS FROM
THE LONE STAR STATE by David Alan
When local watermelons are at their peak of sweetness, the agave nectar is not necessary, though it can be added when adjusting the taste for less-sweet melons or when a sweeter drink is preferred.
2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka
¾ ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
1 ½ ounces watermelon water (see Note)
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ ounce agave nectar (optional)
Watermelon wedge, for garnish
Combine all the ingredients, except the watermelon wedge, in a mixing glass and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the watermelon wedge.
Note: You can create the watermelon water a number of ways: Crush watermelon with a muddler and push through a strainer; run it through a pulp extractor–style juicer; or blend lightly in a blender and pour through a strainer.
From TIPSY TEXAN: SPIRITS AND COCKTAILS FROM THE LONE STAR STATE by David Alan/Andrews McMeel Publishing, June 2013