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Friday, August 31, 2012

{craving} watermelon everything



Do you ever buy something and get home and realize that you already have it? Well that is what I do with nail polish on a regular basis. I have four bottles of nail polish that are different brands, but the exact same color. I don’t know why, but when faced with a rack of polish I keep picking the same shade over and over and don’t even realize it until I get home. That is what has been happening this week with watermelon.

I have been subconsciously choosing watermelon at every turn. And even though watermelon by itself is probably the healthiest thing I have ever featured in a craving post, I’ll make sure not to disappoint. I had it mixed with gin, frozen with salt and used as inspiration for a cookie. That’s more like it.

1) Watermelon Cocktails at The Mint.
The Mint has some phenomenal drinks on their bev list, but when I was there for happy hour this week, I was immediately drawn to the Watermelon Cooler. It has Hendrick's Gin, fresh watermelon juice, mint, lemon and soda. I am not a regular gin drinker, but this one went down too smooth.

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2) Salted Watermelon Pop from King of Pops.
Brittany over at btypes hosted a give-away on her blog early this week, and I totally WON!! I never win anything so this is huge to me. Even if the prize is only worth $2.50, it is seriously worth the world to me that I actually won something. We had a blogger pop date this Thursday and of all of the crazy unique flavors of popsicles he was serving, I ended up picking the Salted Watermelon. So good.

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3) Watermelon Cookies
These are happening in my life this weekend. They don’t have watermelon in them, they just look like watermelons. They are basic sugar cookies, cut with a circle cutter and then in half, dyed pink with mini chocolate chips and green frosting for the rinds. So easy, so cute. I will have to drink this watermelon/tequila drink from my thirsty Thursday post yesterday while I bake them.

I hope you Labor Weekend is filled with watermelon goodness!


***A seriously creepy thing happened to me as I was getting ready to hit publish on this post…my coworker came in the office with a HUGE slice of watermelon. If watermelon was a person, he would be stalking me right now.

6 comments:

  1. 21st amendment brewery. Hell or High Watermelon. Delicious watermelon wheat beer. You need to try it.

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  2. Those watermelon cookies are so adorable! I always get watermelon cravings in the summertime... Lemaire had a great watermelon cocktail last I was there, the Southern Drawl, made with watermelon juice, bourbon, ginger liqueur and tarragon... it was quite tasty.

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    1. That sounds delicious. Love me some Lemaire!

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  3. That's too funny! Of course I'd have watermelon waffles on the blog this week :) I love King of Pops, I had a salted chocolate popsicle once that was delish!

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    1. I must try Salted Chocolate next go around!

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