Monday, July 6, 2009

Refreshing Cocktail



I know it is a little late for the 4th of July, but this still sounds amazing for the summer!



Watermelon Cocktail

7 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, rind removed, fruit cut into 1-inch cubes
4 teaspoons superfine sugar
8 ounces silver tequila
12 basil leaves
12 mint leaves
2.5 ounces Cointreau
6 cups ice

Make watermelon ice cubes by putting 24 pieces of cubed watermelon on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for one hour, covered.

Take the rest of the watermelon plus the sugar and puree until smooth. Strain into a bowl. Put the tequila, basil and mint in a pitcher and muddle. Then stir in Cointreau and watermelon puree. Pour mixture into cocktail shaker with ice and mix for each cocktail. Put watermelon ice cubes in a glass and pour cocktail in. Garnish with herb sprigs and enjoy!

XOXO

7 comments:

  1. YUMMY!!! xoxo PS Thanks for the birthday wishes!! I am having the best birthday EVER!!

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  2. Sounds yummy! I love fancy drinks especially in the summer. Have a great Tuesday!

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  3. By all means there is some celebration going on some where to enjoy this cocktail. Yummm.... xoxo

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  4. This sounds refreshing and delish! Sounds like it makes quite bit too!!!!!!

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  5. I think that sounds fantastic any day of the summer!

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  6. I love, love, love this song!!! :)

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  7. I love this song too, but I need to change it!

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