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Sept. 26, 2012, 6:06 p.m.
Femme Fatale cocktail

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Femme Fatale

Don't let the fruity looks of this fruit sangria lull you into thinking this concoction is anything less than lethal.
 
Femme Fatale

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon, sliced
  • 1 hothouse cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 2 limes, peeled
  • 1 25-ounce bottle pinot grigio
  • 4 ounces vodka, or to taste
  • 4 ounces aloe juice
  • 2 ounces Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 trays ice
  • 16 ounces club soda
  • 1 cup sliced fruit, optional garnish
Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes plus 3 hours of refrigeration

 

Cooking directions

  1. Using a sharp knife, divide watermelon into sections. Cut flesh to size and discard rind. Combine watermelon, cucumber and lime. Juice. Makes about 4 cups.
  2. Pour contents into large pitcher. Combine with wine, vodka, Cointreau and aloe juice. Add lime, orange and lemon. Stir.
  3. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Pour into tall glasses over ice. Add a splash of club soda to each glass and stir before serving.

Yield: 1 pitcher