Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails...

Can we please discuss the amazingness of this cocktail... I mean really, how can you not make this on the 4th?!? I will be sipping this cocktail and pretending Bobby Flay made it for me, not only made it for me- but is sitting next to me enjoying it as well! Bobby Flay, I love you!

Ingredients
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 3/4 cups blueberries
3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish
1 1/4 cups silver tequila
Ice

Directions
1.In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let the sugar syrup cool.

2.In a blender, 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.

3.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.

4.Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.

Courtesy of Food & Wine AND my chef CRUSH... Bobby Flay!

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11 comments:

  1. looks DELISH! I know we're having watermelon and berries at the cook-out - I may need to make a run to get some tequila :)

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  2. i also love love love bobby flay. i have to avoid the food network so my hormones wont go into overdrive :) the cocktail sounds delish.

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  3. we must be on the same tequila page ;)
    Thank you so much for the HUGE compliment of sharing my little post!

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  4. That looks really refreshing right now! :)

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  5. Just saw that you became a follower on my 'lil blog. Mostly I saw your graphic, and I'm a sucker for cuteness! HOLY CUTENESS BATEMAN! I'm adoring all that I see so far. I hate to admit that I don't follow EVERYONE back, 'cause I'm picky and mean like that. But right back at 'cha...cause this is really cute!

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  6. Jess- you are too funny. I will come and sit with you and Bobby and have one anytime!

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  7. Bobby is definitely attractive... he can cook which is a plus is my book! the cocktail look AMAZING

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  8. Um, yum! Gorgeous cocktail too! I saw a really cute cocktail in Food Network magazine with a blue pop rocks rimmed glass (red, white & blue) it would look great with this drink too!

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