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This Drink Is Summer in a Glass. It’s Also Vodka and Watermelon in a Glass.

Friday Happy Hour: “Tampico Sun” Sounds Like Something You Want

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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You haven’t been drinking enough watermelon this summer.

It’s just a general feeling we’re getting.

And the remedy must be the prompt administration of a Tampico Sun, a refreshing and damn summery cocktail that goes heavy on the fruit at West Hollywood’s Doheny Room.

It’s a mix of vodka and Galliano bearing two forms of liquid watermelon. One of which you’re going to make yourself.

So any troublesome watermelon deficits will soon be a thing of the past.

Tampico Sun

1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz Galliano
1 1/2 oz fresh watermelon juice
1/2 oz watermelon syrup*
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
mint leaves

Combine all ingredients (including mint) in a shaker tin with three pieces of cracked ice, and shake until ice has dissolved. Strain into an ice-filled highball/collins glass, top with soda and garnish with a fresh mint bouquet.

*Watermelon Syrup

8 oz fresh watermelon juice, strained
8 oz granulated sugar

Add ingredients to a pot over low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool for 20 minutes before using.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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