4-6oz white tequila (or other clear alcohol of choice)
3-4 sliced watermelon, chiiled for garish
3-4sprigs fresh mintfor garnish
1lime, quartered for rim
salt or sugar for rim
To make the simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium-high heat stirring frequently until all sugar has dissolved, about 5-7 minutes. Add in whole jalapenos with sliced ¾ lengthwise. Lower heat and simmer an additional 10-15 minutes or until a light syrup consistency has formed. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain syrup through a mesh colander into an air tight container. Use immediately for drinks or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
Place drink glasses and slices of watermelon into freezer 30 minutes before serving to chill. Prepare watermelon juice by placing 4 cups fresh water melon chunks into a food processor or blender. Process until no chunks remain. Strain through a mesh colander into an airtight container or measure out the required amount into shaker. If you like pulp, you can skip the straining.
Fill ¼ of a shaker with ice. Pour watermelon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, and horseradish into a shaker. Top with second glass or lid. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Shake it like you mean it!
Pull chilled glasses from the freezer, rub a cut lime wedge along the rim. Roll rim of the glass on a plate covered with salt. Strain shaken cocktail into each glass (3-4 glasses). Garnish with chilled watermelon slices and sprigs of mint.Cheers!