August 09, 2016
Beverages, Alcohol, Cooking For A Crowd,
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"This has hot summer weekend parties written all over it :) You will need about 3 pounds of watermelon to yield the 4 cups of fruit. Yields eight 12-oz. drinks"
Set out eight tall 12-ounce glasses.
Put the leaves stripped off a single sprig of mint into each glass (you'll need about 10 leaves for each drink). Top with 1/2 cup watermelon cubes. Divide the Simple Syrup among the glasses (1 Tbs. - 1/2 fl. oz. per glass). Use a muddler (or the handle of a wooden spoon or a long-handle ice tea spoon, though neither is anywhere near as effective) to crush the mint and watermelon, releasing their flavor into the syrup, the more muddling, the fuller the flavors. Fill each glass with ice.
Measure in the rum (1/4 cup - 2 fl. oz. per glass) and the lime juice (1 Tbs. - 1/2 fl. oz. per glass). Use a long-handle ice tea spoon to mix everything together. Top off each glass with a little sparkling water or soda and you're ready to serve.
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