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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Watermelon Basil Margaritas

It's watermelon time! These gorgeous beauties are everywhere but when Baby and I purchased one the other day I didn't at first think to make margaritas with them. We also had some basil in the fridge et voila!

The image featured here is a painting by artist Paul Keysar.

Watermelon Basil Margarita
Makes 1 cocktail

2 oz 901 Silver Tequila
1/2 oz Cointreau
2 Tb simple syrup
1 Tb fresh lemon juice
1 cup chopped seedless watermelon
6 basil sprigs

Muddle the watermelon and basil sprigs with the Cointreau, simple syrup and lemon juice. Fill a shaker with ice and start shakin' until chilled. Either strain into a coupette or serve on the rocks in a double highball glass. Cheers!

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