Summer's enormous iconic fruit is making its way onto seasonal menus at restaurants and bars across the country. Watermelon stars in salads, gazpachos, crudo and cocktails, from drinks served in its hallowed out rind to fresh feta and mint starters. Fans of the fruit will find creative spins with pizza, poke, tostadas and sorbet.
In New York City, Bar Goto makes a Watermelon - Cucumber Cooler with Fords Gin, lemon juice, cucumber juice, watermelon juice, cane syrup and celery salt.
Toulouse Café and Bar serves its French 77 with Fords Gin, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, lemon, simple syrup, raspberry and Champagne in Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas.