Watermelon Plata Tequila Cocktail

Prep

Prep Time

15 Min

Serves

4 Servings

Cook

Cook Time

1 Hr, 15 Min

Cocktails

Intermediate

Updated Last

07/24/2022

About the Recipe

When watermelon is in abundance, this is a great way to use it. Bobby Flay purees seedless watermelon chunks, then strains the juice through a sieve and mixes it with silver tequila, sugar syrup, blueberries, mint and fresh lime juice.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups seedless watermelon chunks

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup*

  • 2 limes, cut into chunks

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

  • 1 cup plata (silver) tequila

  • Crushed ice

Preparation

Step 1

Puree the watermelon in a food processor until smooth. Strain the juice into a bowl pressing on the pulp, then discard the solids.


Step 2

Put the simple syrup, lime chunks, berries and mint in a pitcher and muddle until the berries are slightly crushed.


Step 3

Add the tequila and watermelon juice and stir to combine.


Step 4

Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Serve over crushed ice, garnished with mint sprigs.



*Put a 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Whisk in the sugar and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool.