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Watermelon Jalapeno Cocktail Cooler

Ingredients

  • 1 blender full of watermelon cubes
  • 2 limes, wedged
  • 1 bunch of leafy herbs (mint, basil, cilantro, etc.)
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, or another hot pepper; deseeded
  • 1-2 cups of club soda
  • liquor of choice, approximately 12 oz. (gin, tequila, rum, vodka, etc.)
  • simple syrup (water and sugar), to taste
  • ice cubes

Recipe

1. Blend the chilled watermelon in a blender and strain for a smoother cocktail to serve on ice. For a frozen variation, freeze some watermelon cubes and blend it in with the chilled watermelon.

2. In a large pitcher, muddle 1 lime, herb leaves, and 1-2 jalapeños. Use a rolling pin or the bottom of a glass bottle if you don't have a muddler. Stir in the blended watermelon, liquor, a splash of soda, and sweeten to taste with simple syrup. 

3. Serve in ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime wedges, herbs, and jalapeño slices.

For a non-alcoholic version, simply leave out the liquor and enjoy!

Adapted from Gourmet Fury

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