Summer Lovin Cocktail!

Summer Lovin Cocktail!

There is nothing better than a refreshing cocktail on a warm summer night, and this watermelon / tequila drink will have you lovin cocktail hour!


1/4 cup water \ 1/4 cup granulated sugar \ 8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound) \ 1/4 cup fresh lime juice \ 1 3/4 cups blueberries \ 3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish \ 1 1/4 cups silver tequila \Ice

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let the sugar syrup cool.

In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp.

In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the blueberries and mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.


Sources: Food and Wine

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