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.
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12 ounces watermelon juice
4 ounces chilled vodka
2 ounces chilled Aperol
2 ounces chilled fino sherry
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons agave
3 cups crushed ice
Watermelon wedges and black and white sesame seeds, for garnish
How to Make It
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.
The watermelon ice cubes can be frozen for up to 1 month.
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