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I served this cocktail to friends, who were over for an end of summer pool party. Light and refreshing, it was the perfect way to end the week and enjoy the outdoors.


tequila watermelon refresco

5 1/2 cups chopped seeded watermelon

3/4 cup tequila

6 tablespoons Triple-Sec

5 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 1/4 cups club soda, chilled

Place watermelon in a blender, process until smooth. Pour pureed watermelon into a sieve over a large bowl, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible, discard solids. Combine 3 cups watermelon juice, tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice in a pitcher, stir with a whisk. Gently stir in the club soda. Serve over ice with lime wedges if desired.


Recipe adapted from the Summer Cookbook, 2014