I'M GONNA GET YOU WET
When someone says "cocktail" to me... I don't know which end to choose first.
But do I know I like the idea of getting wet. I chose to show you this drink and the
Basil Mojito because they both contain fresh garden herbs. It makes them a little more complex.
The trick is not to over do it. Tricks can do that for themselves.
1 blender full of frozen seedless watermelon ice cubes
1 cup decent silver tequila
½ cup sugar
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
chopped basil leaves
You have to start this a day ahead - so get prepared. Cut a watermelon
into ice cube sized chunks and freeze them overnight.
The next day, preferably earlier than later, remove the watermelon cubes from the freezer and
fill a blender up to the top with the cubes. On the side, have ready 1 cup silver tequila, ½ cup sugar,
and ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice. And yes, buy real limes they're cheaper than I am.
Add some chopped basil leaves, 2 tbsp. sugar and a healthy splash of tequila.
Using your muddler, you know... that shaft you're so proud of?... grind
the herbs together with the sugar and lime juice so all that basil oil oozes out.
Add the muddled basil to the blender, as well as the remaining sugar and tequila.
Make sure you cover the top of the blender or you're going to have a
real mess on your hands and this time, one towel isn't going to be
enough. Now crank that blender up to the highest level and pulverize it all
until it gets down to a nice slushy consistency. Then add a couple more
basil leaves, pulse the blender real quick and it's party time. Just be careful
because they go down real easy and you don't want to turn into a
bigger slore bag than you already are.