Perfectly Southern Summer Punch
2 cups Conniption American Dry gin
4 cups fresh watermelon juice
0.5 cup fresh lemon juice
0.5 cup simple syrup
8 sprigs fresh mint
Garnish: fresh mint, slices of watermelon, lemon wedges
In 3-quart pitcher, add mint and simple syrup. Muddle to release oils. Add lemon juice. Stir. Set aside in refrigerator while pureeing fresh watermelon. Strain. Some remaining pulp is fine. Add the 4 cups of watermelon juice and gin to pitcher. 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'd 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