Watermelon Cocktail With Tequila-Spiked Ice Cubes

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READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    teaspoons thyme, fresh, finely chopped
  • 6
    cups seedless watermelon, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1
    cup ice
  • 12
    cup tequila
  • 2
    tablespoons orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
  • 12
    cup sugar (regular)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Make simple syrup: Bring granulated sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. When boiling, add thyme and stir for 1 minute. Let cool.
  • In a blender, put 3 cups watermelon, 1 cup of water and the ice, and blend for 2 minutes until finely pureed. Add syrup and blend for 1 more minute. Serve.
  • MAKE TEQUILA-SPIKED WATERMELON ICE CUBES AT LEAST 2 HOURS AHEAD (See below):.
  • To add tequila-spiked watermelon ice cubes: Place 3 cups watermelon cubes on a large baking sheet. Bring tequila, 1/2 cup water, orange liqueur and regular sugar to a boil, stirring constantly. Let cool to room temperature. Brush watermelon with mixture and freeze for 2 hours.
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