It is almost spring! Vernal equinox is tomorrow, hooray! When it stays light out later and warm temperatures take over, my mind and palate turn to tequila. Now, a good old margarita is always welcome at our house, and we have a few spots we know of that make wonderful frozen 'ritas, but tequila deserves some exploration!
Tonight, I sipped on a lovely drink called Watermelon Sugar, courtesy of epicurious.com.
It takes some effort and patience, but is well worth the end result!!!!
2 cups of watermelon cubed
3/4 cup blanco tequila
6 tbsp simple syrup
6 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup anejo tequila
Scrape jalapeno seeds and veins into the silver tequila, let infuse ~ 15 minutes
Muddle watermelon and mix with lime juice and simple syrup
Strain tequila into watermelon mixture
Add anejo tequila, stir well, refrigerate at least 2 hours (I did 24).
Pour into sugar rimmed glasses over cracked ice
The spice and sweet go extremely well together, and the lime/watermelon balances the tequila flavor. This is bound to be a summer favorite...sure to be served when we invite you to come visit!