Easy Summer Cocktail Recipe | 2022
Watermelon Tequila Cocktail
Something about me- one of the things I look forward to the most every summer (which also happens to be my favorite season) is watermelon!! Cubed with Tajin, blended in drinks, and of course cocktails!
When watermelon is in abundance, this is a great way to use it. Thought I’d share this easy recipe that includes blueberries, mint and fresh lime juice. Lots of fruit in it so it must be healthy, right?!
Ingredients (Makes 8 Servings):
🍉 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
✨ Step 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.
✨ Step 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.
✨ Step 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 mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
✨ Step 4
Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.
And that’s it! Now sit back and enjoy! It’s so refreshing!
Let me know what you think. And also- what is your favorite summer cocktail recipe? 😋