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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer…Summer…Summertime



Awww yeahhhh! It’s summertime!!! The sun is out, school’s out but refreshing summer drinks are in! Get ready for some outdoor picnics, BBQ’s, pool parties, and beach gatherings! For this summer get together, make sure you and all of your guests have one of these:

Wild Watermelon Mojitos
Servings: 6 drinks
Ingredients
30 large fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
4-5 thick slices fresh watermelon, seedless and rinds removed
¾ cup of your favorite light rum
½ cup simple syrup
7 tablespoons freshly squeeze lime juice (about 3 limes)
Ice cubes

Directions

1.   Make simple syrup by simmering water and sugar in a small pot until sugar dissolves  completely.Then chill in refrigerator.
2.   In a blender, puree watermelon, fresh lime juice and mint in batches until smooth.
3.   Strain into a pitcher. Mix in rum and simple syrup.
4.   Serve in glasses filled with ice and garnish with mint leaves.

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