The “Baby Flower Watermelon” from Olmsted in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn is definitely the drink of summer.
The neighborhood restaurant from chef and owner Greg Baxtrom opened in 2016, and centers their menu on farm-to-table dining. You can see direct evidence of that in their back patio seating area, which is full of fruit, vegetables and herb gardens.
And they also host a farmers market of sorts called the “Trading Post” with fresh produce and dairy, baked goods, and pre-made meals and other goodies for sale.
Their current seasonal dine-in menu is lovingly called “Summer Camp,” and features delish summer bites like elevated corndogs, Old Bay-seasoned potato wedges, shrimp and vegetable Shish Kabobs and more. Of course there are also some amazing cocktails, like what we have our eye on: the Baby Flower Watermelon.
In this cocktail that tastes as good as it looks, you’ll get your own whole watermelon that’s full of a combination of: Clarin Haitian Rum, Aquavit, Sherry, Yuzu, Lemongrass, Thai Chili, and Fish Sauce. Oh, and it has its own spigot so you can keep your glass full at all times! Just take a look here:
Because of all those ingredients, it takes about 15 minutes for their bartenders to prepare, but is surely worth the wait.
The libation serves 4-5 people and costs $70, though depending on how thirsty you are, you probably won’t have trouble splitting it with a friend!
Olmsted Summer Camp is open Wednesday-Sunday from 5-11pm, with seatings until 8:45pm (9:15 on Fri/Sat), and is located at 659 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn. Walk-ins are welcome.
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