TIPPLE TIMES

Tipple Tuesday!

Three Olives / Ocean Spray Watermelon MartiniStay cool with a Cool Melon Martini this summer!

Easy to make with Monin Watermelon and Cucumber Syrups, a premium Vodka such as Three Olives and Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice!

2 oz Three Olives Vodka
¾ oz Monin Watermelon Syrup
¼ oz Monin Cucumber Syrup
2 0z Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

Combine ingredients in shaker, shake well, strain into cocktail glass.

Garnish with a cucumber and mint sprig. (recipe adapted from Monin.com).

QUIZ:

1. What state leads the nation in watermelon production?

A. California
B. Florida
C. Georgia

2. How many varieties of watermelon are grown around the world?

A. 1200
B. 150
C. 500

3. What country did cucumbers originate in?

A. Greece
B. United States
C. India
D. Italy

WATERMELON AND CUCUMBER FACTS:

The first recorded watermelon harvest took place 5,000 years ago in Egypt. Pictures of the fruit were found in paintings on the walls of ancient buildings. From there, the fruit spread to other countries by merchant ships.

Cucumbers are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables, having been cultivated since about 8,000 B.C.

Anyone allergic to pollen or aspirin should avoid eating cucumbers. They can cause an unpleasant mouth itch.

ANSWERS:

1. B – Florida
2. A – 1200
3. C – India

Source: www.foodfacts.com