Watermelon Herb Cooler

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
SERVES: 4-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • tequila, blanco
  • 1
    whole watermelon (small to medium sized)
  • 2
    large handfuls mint (10-12 sprigs)
  • 3 -4
    sprigs basil
  • 10 -12
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • orange juice
  • ice
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DIRECTIONS

  • PREP: Chop fresh watermelon into 1-2 inch chunks and place in ziploc bag to put in freezer. Ideally prep the night before and let freeze overnight but 4-5 hours freezer time should do the trick. .
  • 1. Combine sugar, mint, and 4-5 squeezed limes in a heat-safe bowl, stirring ingredients together. Let mixture sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • 2. Boil 1 cup of water. Add boiled water to sugar mixture, stirring well until sugar has dissolved completely. Let simple syrup mixture sit for another 10 minutes and put to the side.
  • 3. In a blender, pre-blend 2-3 cups frozen watermelon and 2 cups ice until slushy. Add,.
  • - 1 1/2 cups tequila.
  • - leaves of 2-3 mint sprigs.
  • - leaves of 1-2 basil sprigs.
  • - Juice of 3-4 limes.
  • - 2 oz of orange juice.
  • - 4-5 oz of homemade simple syrup to taste.
  • 4. Blend until fully combined, add ice to reach desired consistency. Garnish with a mint leaf and fresh lime wedge.
  • *ingredients above yield approximately 2-3 blender batches.
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