Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail Cooler
Sure, I adore my classic craft cocktails but I won’t turn down large-batched, fruity cocktails either. No, I don’t mean the syrupy concoctions swirling around in frozen margarita machines. There are ideal times for hydrating, natural fruit juice cocktails. Sizzling summer barbecues and patio parties would be those times.
When I think “refreshing”, watermelon immediately comes to mind. The faint floral sweetness and unsurpassed juiciness makes this economical fruit a fantastic summer cocktail base. Tart limes and firey jalapeño peppers inject a burst of Southern zest. Muddle in some freshly picked herbs for additional earthiness. Top with sparkling soda and don’t forget a generous splash of liquor, such as tequila, vodka, or in my case, gin.