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Ice-cold pearls of watermelon and vodka

A natural variation on the Ola brand Solero shot popsicles. These shots are essentially just a variation on a popsicle or sorbet. Like sorbet, watermelon has a high water content. To increase the sugar content and enhance the flavour, we impregnate the watermelon with sugar solution and vodka. Vacuum sealing the fruit will open the fruit and allow the watermelon to become saturated with the liquids you add. The added liquids also help ensure that the watermelon does not become too hard in the freezer.

Ice-cold pearls of watermelon and vodka

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Ingredients

1

 

ripe watermelon, preferably seedless

500

g

sugar water (1:1)

2

dl

vodka

Preparation method

  • Hollow out a watermelon with a small melon baller.
  • Put the balls in a tray that will fit in your vacuum sealer, and add the sugar solution and vodka.
  • Vacuum pump the bag three or four times so that the balls are fully impregnated with the syrup.
  • Place the balls in the freezer and let them freeze for several hours.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve the balls as part of a dessert.
  • Serve in a cornet as a pre-dessert or as refreshing appetizer or palate cleanser.
  • Ideally, the ice pearls should be served at approximately - 7°C.

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