The Party Starter

It doesn't get more straight forward than this - no tinctures, homemade simple syrups or hard-to-find, small batch spirits. Just fresh, juicy watermelon, lemon juice and tequila - meet The Party Starter.

I found this recipe in an old issue of Sunset Magazine, and it is indeed a party starter and the perfect kick-off to any menu that involves grilling. Light, refreshing, seasonal and super easy - I will be whipping this up all summer long.

The Party Starter

1 seedless watermelon (about 6 lbs)

3/4 fresh lemon juice

2 cups silver tequila

Serves 8


You can either puree the melon in a food processor and then strain into a pitcher with other ingredients, or if you have a juicer you can juice it (that is what I did) or you can blend all the ingredients at once for a frozen version.

I added fresh mint - don't forget to spank it. Basil would also be nice. If you want it sweeter,  just add a splash of Triple Sec.

Cheers - let the BBQ season begin!