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Boozey Tuesdays – Watermelon Plata Tequila Cocktail

refreshing summer cocktail - watermelon plata tequila

Welcome to the first Tuesday of Summer, which brings me to my first edition of Boozey Tuesdays! As promised in my Cuban mojito post, I thought it would be fun to bring you all a new summer cocktail every Tuesday this season! I hope you all will chime in at the comments below to help me decide on a name for the new series… “Cocktail Tuesdays” or “Boozey Tuesdays”?

For the first adult beverage in my summer cocktail series, I thought I’d go for a Watermelon Plata Tequila! It tastes like a cross between a mojito {lime, mint, simple syrup} and a margarita {lime and tequila}. It’s such a fun combination and so refreshing on a hot summer day! I know this because I tested it out on the first day of summer ;)

refreshing summer cocktail - watermelon plata tequila

Watermelon Plata Tequila Cocktail

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 Cocktails

Watermelon Plata Tequila Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 6 cups seedless watermelon chunks
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup*
  • 2 limes, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup plata (silver) tequila
  • Crushed ice

Instructions

  1. Puree the watermelon in a food processor until smooth. Strain the juice into a bowl pressing on the pulp, then discard the solids.
  2. Put the simple syrup, lime chunks, berries and mint in a pitcher and muddle until the berries are slightly crushed. Add the tequila and watermelon juice and stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Serve over crushed ice, garnished with mint sprigs.
  3. *Put a 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Whisk in the sugar and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool.
http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/06/summer-cocktail-watermelon-plata-tequila/

refreshing summer cocktail - watermelon plata tequila

And now I have Beyonce’s Drunk In Love stuck in my head… watermelon, watermelon! Is this a summer cocktail you would try? And what’s your vote for my new series, Boozey Tuesdays or Cocktail Tuesdays?

HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!

watermelon plata tequila cocktail – foodnetwork.com

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