Cinco de Mayo - It's Margarita Time!
Helping you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with another cocktail recipe! The Watermelon Mint Margarita will soon be your favorite spring and summer drink, especially poolside! The watermelon mint simple syrup is the star of the show and perfect for other cocktails as well.
Watermelon Mint Simple Syrup
1 cup watermelon juice: you can buy watermelon juice or chop a watermelon, blend it and strain over a fine strainer.
1 cup sugar
1 cup mint leaves
*Makes enough for 10 drinks
Boil watermelon juice and sugar on medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low, add mint leaves and cook down/steep for 5-10 minutes – stir often. Pour mixture into blender and blend until mint leaves are finely chopped. Pour mixture over a fine strainer. Cool simple syrup in refrigerator.
The Watermelon Mint Margarita
1 ½ oz watermelon mint simple syrup
½ oz lime juice
2 ½ oz tequila
1 ½ oz watermelon juice
Fill shaker with ice, add all ingredients, shake and pour into clean ice in a rock glass.
Cheers and enjoy!