Perfect Summer Punch
Durham Distillery Conniption Gin
Is there anything better then fresh, ripe watermelon in the summer?! We didn't think so. Cool off with a glass (or two) of our Perfect Summer Watermelon Punch cocktail.
4 cups fresh watermelon juice (strained to remove pulp)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup
8 sprigs fresh mint
fresh mint, slices of watermelon, lemon wedges
In a 3-quart pitcher, add mint and simple syrup. Muddle to release oils. Add lemon juice, stir and then set aside in the refrigerator.
Purée fresh watermelon and strain it. Some remaining pulp is fine. Add the 4 cups of watermelon juice and gin to the pitcher you have in the fridge. Continue to chill for 1-2 hours.
Serve in glasses over ice with desired garnish. Sip on the porch on a perfect summer evening!
“The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of this world's luxuries, king by grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took: we know it because she repented.”
― Mark Twain