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I picked up a watermelon from the grocery store and had just planned on cutting it up as a snack until I came across this recipe from Food and Wine. It is so refreshing! Sweet watermelon, sour lime and refreshing mint to cool you down and relax during this very HOT spring.
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 c diced watermelon
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 c blueberries
- 1 tbsp mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 1/3 c tequila
Bring the water and sugar to a simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute.
Using a blender or food processor, 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.
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.
Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.