Watermelon-Plata Tequila Cocktail at Mesa Grill
? ¼ cup sugar ? 8 cups watermelon, chunks, seeds removed ? Juice of 2 limes ? 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries, plus more for garnish ? ½ cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish ? 1 cup silver tequila ? Crushed ice
? Combine ¼ cup water with the sugar in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and cook until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Pour the syrup into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour or overnight. ? Puree the watermelon in a food processor until smooth. Strain the juice into a bowl and discard the solids. ? Put the syrup, lime juice, blueberries, and mint in a pitcher and muddle until the berries are slightly crushed. Add the tequila and watermelon juice and stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. ? Serve over crushed ice, garnished with mint leaves and blueberries.
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