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!



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

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

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

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

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

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

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