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Signature Drink Club : Watermelon Cocktail

Happy Fourth of July! As I finish up a little office work and prepare to spend the holiday with friends + family, I knew it would be the perfect time for a Signature Drink Club post - and what would be more fun + appropriate than a Watermelon Cocktail, courtesy of Drink of the Week.

4th of July 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.
  • 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!

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