Be inspired! Completely blind, Jesus is making the required drinks called to him on testing day. Having already completed a Rob Roy Up, Rusty Nail, Godfather & Vodka Martini on the rocks, he is in the process of making a Kamikaze and Long Island.
1) In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let the sugar syrup cool.
2) In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp.
3) In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the blueberries and mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
4) Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.
Caitlin after our 2 week course. She rocks the speed test!
There is much more to know about ice and shaking method than meets the eye!
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 3/4 cups blueberries
3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves,
plus 8 sprigs for garnish
1 1/4 cups silver tequila
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