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Mix watermelon with tequila for a water-
melon fizz. Photo courtesy Inocente Tequila.
We love watermelon cocktails—they’re a great way to take advantage of watermelon season. Here’s a recipe that was part of our National Tequila Day celebration yesterday.
The recipe for a Watermelon Fizz was created by Keith Dusko, mixologist at Haru Sushi, which has restaurants in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia.
A fizz is a cocktail or soft drink with soda water (club soda), which creates the fizz.
RECIPE: WATERMELON TEQUILA FIZZ
Ingredients For One Drink
3 ounces fresh watermelon, de-seeded and cut into small cubes
5 cilantro leaves, torn in halves
4 ice cubes
1 ounce blanco (silver) tequila
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce soda water
Squeeze of lime
Garnish: Watermelon triangle on a bamboo or cocktail skewer
1. MUDDLE the watermelon and cilantro in a cocktail shaker.
2. ADD the simple syrup, tequila and ice. Shake vigorously, and pour all contents into a rocks glass.
3. GARNISH with a piece of watermelon on a bamboo spike.
For an alcohol-free drink, substitute Sundia watermelon juice (or purée de-seeded watermelon cubes).
MORE WATERMELON COCKTAILS
Watermelon & Basil “Tequila Martini”
Watermelon & Gin “Electrolyte” Cocktail
Watermelon Gin Martini
Watermelon Martini & Five More Watermelon Cocktails
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