citrus watermelon cocktail

 summertime means watermelon time.  me & lily alike, have a thing for watermelon water.  it’s delicious & nutritious.  with prices on watermelon so low during the summer months, i never feel bad making a big jug of this stuff to keep in the fridge for cocktails & yummy water for lily (my crazy rescue dog, if you haven’t read my blog before).  you now buy pre-made watermelon water in case you can’t find watermelon in the off season.  making watermelon water takes a bit of time, but worth it!

for watermelon water

use as much or as little watermelon to create this part of the drink. A seedless 3 lb watermelon makes about 6-8 cups depending on how ripe the melon is. If you are going the precut route, 4 cups of chopped watermelon will make about 2 cups. all you have to do to make it is put the chopped watermelon in a blender until SUPER blended then stain through a tight strainer. you will notice that the better the strainer, the less pulp will come through. i’ve been on the lazier side and the pulp isn’t a bad thing, but the pure juice is so pretty and bright pink!

for the cocktail
makes 4

2 cups watermelon water
1 cup mixed citrus juice (I used lime & orange)
3/4 cup blanco tequila
lime wedges & small watermelon chunks for garnish

. in a cocktail shaker hallway filled with ice add juices & tequila
. shake! shake! shake!
. pour over ice filled glasses & garnish

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