Watermelon Cocktail Punch
*Please note, this recipe is intended for responsible adults aged 21+
A refreshing watermelon punch made with tequila! It's perfect for an outdoor summer party!
6 cups watermelon juice
3/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
6 1/2 oz simple syrup
1 1/2 cups tequila
1/8 cup cointreau
Cut a whole watermelon into chunks with the rind removed.
Add the watermelon chunks into a blender and blend until liquid.
Drape a cheesecloth over a strainer with a bowl below and pour the watermelon juice onto the cheesecloth. The bowl below will catch just the juice, leaving any thickness behind to throw away.
Pour watermelon juice into a punch bowl.
Make a simple syrup by adding 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water into a sauce pan and simmer until the sugar is melted, let it cool.
Add in the rest of the ingredients (recipe below) and stir.
Slice half of a watermelon in slices to garnish the punch.
Add the ice and watermelon slices right before serving.
Serve with a ladle and enjoy!
*Based on a recipe by SUGAR and CHARM. Original recipe can be found here.