Are you all mixed up on days? I am ALL mixed up on days, but totally thrilled to realize today is actually FRIDAY!
So I have a Friday Cocktail inspiration for you. Seeing as watermelon is at its super delicious PEAK right now….watermelon inspiration it is. Add my favorite ingredient A FRESH HERB and we are just a muddle and a stir away from chillaxin for the weekend.
Juice of 1/2 lime
8 to 10 sprigs fresh mint
4 to 5 chunks fresh watermelon, chilled
1 ounce simple syrup, chilled
1 1/2 to 2 ounces lite rum
Pour or squeeze lime juice into the bottom of a highball. Add mint leaves. Muddle mint and lime juice for a few seconds. Add watermelon and muddle again. Add simple syrup. Fill glass to the top with ice. Add rum and finish with a squeeze of lime. Garnish with mint and a lime wedge. With a straw or teaspoon, gently stir ingredients in the bottom of the glass and serve.
This makes ONE…..I am quite sure you will need to make a BIG batch to share with friends.
As some of my friends can tell you, math is not my favorite subject but I am sure there is an app for doubling/tripling/quadrupling cocktails so you can make as much as you need to refresh yourself and lots of friends.
And just in case you need to know, simple syrup is simply one part water and one part sugar. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve. Make as much as you need and it stores well in the fridge.
Muddle Away and enjoy Friday (already)