Watermelon- Tequila Cocktail

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Watermelon- Tequila Cocktail

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 1 min

An awesome, refreshing summer cocktail...

Ingredients:

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
8 cups (1 pound) diced seedless watermelon
1/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 3/4 cups fresh blueberries
3/4 cup fresh mint leaves, lightly packed
8 mint sprigs, for garnish
1 1/4 cups silver tequila
ice cubes

Directions:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 the mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

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

Tips:

*I like to prepare the simple syrup ahead of time and let it get good and cold in the refrigerator.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Food and Wine)

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2 Responses to “Watermelon- Tequila Cocktail”

  1. 1

    Nicole — August 13, 2009 @ 9:08 AM

    That looks so refreshing and delicious! Very cute in the jars.

  2. 2

    Ashley — August 14, 2009 @ 10:40 AM

    This looks like a great summer cocktail! YUM!