Total time: 5 minutes
Note: Adapted by Ryan Magarian from a drink developed for Katsuya. Make a simple syrup by boiling granulated sugar in an equal amount of water until the sugar dissolves; allow to cool.
4 triangles seedless watermelon, about 3 inches high and 1 inch thick, divided
7 cucumber slices, divided (6 of them seeded, 1 for garnish)
3 large sprigs mint, divided
1 1/2 ounces soju
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce ginger ale
1. In a shaker, add 3 watermelon triangles, 6 slices of cucumber, 2 sprigs of mint, the lime juice and the syrup. Hand press with a muddler.
2. Add the soju and fill the shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 6 seconds.
3. Strain over fresh ice into a tall glass and top with the ginger ale.
4. Place a watermelon triangle and a cucumber slice on a toothpick and place in glass for garnish along with a sprig of mint.
Each serving: 97 calories; 0 protein; 13 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 2 mg. sodium.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times