Spice up your Sunday Funday festivities by celebrating National Tequila Day on Sunday, July 24th.
Watermelon Patio Punch:
Serves 8 to 10 people
Directions: Lay a (preferably seedless) watermelon on its side and assess which end would be the “bottom” if you were to stand it on its end. Using a chef’s knife, slice off a small bit of the rounded end to create a flat surface, being careful not to cut through to the flesh. Slice off the opposite end to create a “lid”, and stand the watermelon upright. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, hollow out the watermelon, being sure to save the flesh and any juices. Transfer flesh to a blender and puree lightly, enough to liquefy the mixture. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove any pulp. Combine Patrón Silver, watermelon juice, lime juice, simple syrup and salt and stir to thoroughly combine. Return contents to the watermelon for service and ice to chill. Use a “watermelon tap” if you have such a device or use the watermelon as a punch bowl, ladling out the punch.
Amour de Amatitán:
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a lime peel.
The Fire Garden: (Created by Kourtney Wenke of Butapub)
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over ice.
Directions: Blend and strain through a sieve. Cover and chill.
Directions: Hard Shake, double strain into Leopold coupe. Garnish with black pepper and sage.
Directions: Build in order over ice in a tall glass, stirring once before adding soda and once after. Garnish with a lime wedge or grapefruit wedge. Rosemary sprig optional.