Special Summer Sip

written by Katie McMinn June 6, 2016

This is the first summer in two years that I haven’t had a baby in my belly. I am so excited to enjoy a few cocktails during some long summer evenings. Here is a wonderful summer cocktail recipe I’ve concocted. I hope you enjoy.

Summer Watermelon Surprise

Ingredients

¼ cup water
¼ cup sugar
8 cups of diced seedless watermelon
¾ cup lime juice
1 ¾ cups of sliced strawberries
¾ cups packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup silver tequila

How to make it…

In a small saucepan simmer water and sugar. Stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved; let the simple syrup cool.

In a blender, blend the watermelon until smooth. Place a strainer in a large bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently in the strainer to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp.

In a large pitcher, combine the simple syrup with the lime juice, strawberries and mint leaves. Lightly muddle sliced strawberries 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.

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