Tonight I have the pleasure of helping mix up a NYC networking party by offering a fun "Shake Off". Each guest gets the opportunity to use professional bar tending tools to shake their cocktail. The person with the best shake is awarded fun prizes. I'm hoping this gets people talking and laughing which will allow for new connections! I'll post photos tomorrow.
Here is tonight's special Summer Shake Off drink.
Spicy Watermelon Margarita
Fresh watermelon margarita. Add an extra sliver of fresh jalapeno for garnish/a little more heat if you wish.
1 shot silver tequila- Sauza is very affordable
1 shot orange or citrus liqueur- I like Contreau
1 cup fresh chopped watermelon- use seedless
1/4 tsp. seeded, shredded fresh jalapeno
1 lime wedge
1/2 shot simple syrup
(optional slice of watermelon for garnish)
Salt or sugar the rim, optional.
Muddle the fresh watermelon.
Add the tequila, liqueur, jalapeno, simple syrup.
Fill a glass with ice, pour all into glass, add cover and SHAKE!
Photo courtesy of: http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipe/images/IZ-watermelon-margarita-11.jpg