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After last summer’s frosé frenzy, we’re all craving the next big chill. At Treasury in San Francisco, there’s always something icy churning at the bar. “Slushies signal a good time,” says beverage director Carlos Yturria, the brains behind this watermelon-based party starter, spiked with sherry and Aperol.  Slideshow: More Frozen Drink Recipes 

Carlos Yturria
June 2017


Credit: © Philip Friedman

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10 mins
4 drinks


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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour the watermelon juice into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid, about 4 hours.

  • In a blender, pulse the watermelon ice cubes with chilled vodka, chilled Aperol, chilled fino sherry, fresh lemon juice, agave and crushed ice until smooth. Add more agave if desired.

  • Divide among 4 chilled glasses and garnish with thin watermelon wedges and black and white sesame seeds. Serve immediately. 

Make Ahead

The watermelon ice cubes can be frozen for up to 1 month.