watermelon slushie

watermelon/vodka slushie
serves 4
recipe note: easy

1 small seedless watermelon
2 limes - juiced
4 shots tito's vodka
lemon - cut into rounds (optional) - to garnish
mint leaves (optional) - to garnish

cut watermelon into one-inch cubes and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or plate. let freeze for four or more hours. place all ingredients (except lemon and mint leaves) in a blender and blend until smooth. sometimes, you'll have to turn the blender off and move around the watermelon with a spoon to get everything moving again. once fully blended, pour into glasses with ice and garnish with a lemon round and small mint leaves. 

photo cred: doreen corrigan