At 3 o’clock this morning I stood in the physics department at NYU and raised a glass to science’s latest greatest achievement. The Higgs boson has been discovered and my husband and his friends literally could not have been more excited if the presentation from CERN had been made by Princess Leia in a bikini.
But of all the great achievements of science, the one that still excites me the most is the evolution of the seedless watermelon. And really, what more could we need to ensure a happy 4th of July.
Frozen Watermelon Lemonade (a pitcher, about 8 glasses)8 cups of watermelon cubes 2 cup of lemon vodka 1 1/2 cup of lemon juice 1/2 cup superfine (caster) sugar or to taste Ice cubes
- Freeze the melon cubes for a couple of hours until solid. (You can leave them in sealed zip lock bags in the freezer for a month or longer)
- Tip them into a blender
- Add the vodka, the juice from the lemon, a handful of ice cubes and the sugar and blitz until smooth.
- Serve in jam jars for added whimsy.
The vodka can be increased and/or omitted depending on who you are making this for.
You can read more about the Higgs boson here.