Watermelon Tequila Cocktail

From The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla in La Jolla, California

​Whether sipped on the beach or a porch, this cool, refreshing cocktail from the Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla hits the spot!

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.

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