Candy Infused Cocktails At Home: Watermelon HI-CHEWrita

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Candy Infused Cocktails At Home: Watermelon HI-CHEWrita

So we’re easing back into regular life, but for many of us, the transition will be slow. Working from home, lot’s of zoom meetings, going to work in your pajamas (or less). When work begins to invade your personal space it can be come challenging separating  the two but mixing up an after-work cocktail is a great way to transition from home office to home lounge. Cocktails at home can be fun, bring out a lot of creativity and cost much less than the drinks at your usual watering hole.  So this week we’re sharing a recipe from our partners over at HI-CHEW

HI-CHEW candy has partnered with Allison Kave of Brooklyn bar and bakery Butter & Scotch to create cocktail recipes that infuse the candy into the liquor to create an enjoyable DIY project while we spend time at home. The Watermelon HI-CHEWrita uses HI-CHEW Sweet & Sour Watermelon to create a refreshing taste reminiscent of sipping margaritas on the beach!

Watermelon HI-CHEWrita [Courtesy of Allison Kave of Butter & Scotch]

  • 2 ounces HI-CHEW Sweet & Sour Watermelon-infused mezcal

  • .5 ounce orange liqueur

  • 1 ounce watermelon puree*

  • .75 ounce lime juice

  • .75 ounce simple syrup

Measure the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake for 25 seconds. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass, half-rimmed with a mixture of sugar, salt, and chili powder. 

*To make watermelon puree, simply blend fresh seedless (or de-seeded) watermelon cubes in a blender until smooth. **INFUSIONS: The infusion ratio is one piece of candy per ounce of liquor. Soak the candy until dissolved.

Feel free to experiment with this one and other flavors from HI-Chew or your favorite candy brand. Have  fun with this one, and more importantly, stay safe and inside. Cheers!

Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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