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Watermelon Cooler

Provided by: Mixologists Debra Ponzek, Geralyn Delaney Graham

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5 pounds seedless watermelon (about 1⁄2 medium melon)
16 ounces lemonade, homemade or high-quality prepared
12 ounces tequila (vodka or rum can be substituted)

Watermelon wedges


Cut the watermelon flesh into chunks, and, working in batches, purée in a blender until liquefied. Strain through a fine sieve to remove the pulp; you should have about 4 cups of juice. Combine the watermelon juice, lemonade, and tequila in a 2-quart pitcher. Pour into tall glasses filled with ice, and garnish with a melon wedge. (Without the alcohol, this makes a great children’s drink.) (Published 2003)

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