Here in Auckland, we might not be able to pop out for a tipple to see this week on its merry way, but that needn’t stop us from trying our hand at some at-home mixology. While nothing will ever beat being there in person, Soul Bar and Bistro’s My Seanna cocktail has us counting down the days until summer with its swoon-worthy combination of vodka, Aperol, watermelon, cucumber and mint, with a citrusy burst of lemon and lime.
Soul Bar & Bistro’s My Seanna Cocktail Recipe
2 round slices of cucumber
30ml watermelon juice, plus watermelon balls to garnish
15ml lemon juice
15ml lime juice
15ml sugar syrup
5-6 mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
1. Muddle 2 coins of cucumber in a cocktail mixing tin.
2. Add the 45ml of vodka, 15ml Aperol, 30ml watermelon juice, 15ml lemon juice, 15ml lime juice, 15ml sugar syrup, and the 5-6 mint leaves.
3. Fill the tin with ice and shake hard.
4. Fine strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and garnish with watermelon balls and a mint sprig.