Watermelon Rum Punch

With summer in full effect, our backyard bbq’s aren’t complete without a refreshing cocktail!!

Loaded with fresh fruit, this cocktail is light, sweet and citrusy. It’s honestly perfect to sip on during the 100 plus degree weather we’ve been having lately!

I made these last week for a bbq at my sister and brother in law’s new home! Lucky for me, my SIL busted out her camera and snapped a few shots while I was throwing this together!

Shout out to Jennifer Runyon Photography!

Click HERE to see some of her work.

I hope you enjoy!!

Ingredients

- 10 cups of watermelon cubed
- 2 cups white rum
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- Juice of 4-5 limes
- Blueberries for garnish
- Ice

Instructions:

Cube the watermelon and pulse in a blender. Take the purée and run through a strainer over a pitcher. Use a meddler or a spoon to push down the purée through the strainer to get the juices to flow down through the strainer.

Stir in the rum, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, and blueberries. Blueberries act as a decoration so fruit to flow in each cup you serve. Serve over ice and enjoy.

Blood Orange Margaritas

My NEW favorite summer drink to have ready for the pool side or beach.

Any good quality silver tequila will work great. My go to, to use for margaritas is Don Julio!

Ingredients:

– 7-8 blood oranges
– 1 1/2 cups simple syrup
– 1 1/4 cup triple sec
– 1 3/4 cup ounces silver tequila
– 4-6 limes

Instructions:

Freshly squeeze the oranges and limes in a medium pitcher. Add the simple syrup, triple sec and silver tequila. Stir & Serve over ice to enjoy!

 

Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

Happy Cinco de Mayo friends! I’ll keep this one short and just say it’s hot outside and these babies are hitting the spot!!

Enjoy and remember to drink responsibly!

Ingredients:

- 4 cups of fresh strawberries
  diced 
- 1 cup of simple syrup 
  (Equal parts sugar and water)
- 6 ounces silver tequila 
- 1.5 ounces triple sec 
- fresh lime juice from 2 limes
- 3 TBS agave nectar 
- 4-5 cups ice 

In a blender, combine the ingredients above and blend until 
there are no more chunks of ice. Serve and enjoy