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Watermelon Slide Cocktail

Provided by: Chef Noel Cruz
Served at: Elettaria

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Makes approximately 1 quart (32 oz.)
7½ oz. light rum (preferably Cruzan or any neutral white rum)
5 oz. watermelon juice, or 4 one-inch slices
3¾ oz. fresh lime juices (about three limes)
3¾ oz. black-mint simple syrup (see recipe below)
½ tsp. kosher salt (optional)

Black-Mint Simple Syrup

Makes approximately 2 cups
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup water
3 to 4 sprigs fresh black mint (if you can't find black mint, use regular green mint and double the number of sprigs)


For Syrup: Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir just until sugar dissolves. Remove pan from heat and cover. Set aside to steep and cool, approximately 1 hour. Strain and discard mint. Store in the refrigerator until ready for use.

To Assemble Cocktail: Place all ingredients in a pitcher half filled with ice. Stir vigorously for about 2 minutes, until ingredients are very well chilled. Fill the rest of the pitcher with ice. Pour into individual highball glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and/or a sprig of mint. (Published 2009)