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TequilaMelon Booster

No progressive dinner is complete without a wee aperitif, and this watermelon/tequila combo will serve the purpose admirably. You can prepare this in the morning and bring it with you in your cooler. 


¼ cup water

¼ cup sugar

1 ¼ cups tequila (a good quality silver is best)

Juice of 2 limes

Generous handful blueberries

1 lb seedless, diced watermelon

½ cup fresh mint leaves



Bring the water and sugar to a simmer in a small pan, until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Puree the watermelon in a blender until smooth. Strain into a bowl and throw out the pulp. Combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves; lightly crush the latter two with a spoon. Add the watermelon juice and tequila and refrigerate. Serve in tall glasses over ice, with a sprig of mint to decorate.