Watermelon Margarita

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This is a great cocktail for a hot summer night, light refreshing with a little kick. I used the Vitamix to blend it up then stored in the freezer until cocktail time. You could also serve over ice.

2 TBSP superfine sugar
1 lime wedge
3 1/2 c cubed seeded watermelon
1/2 c tequila
3 TBSP fresh lime juice
1 TBSP Triple Sec

On a small plate, pour sugar. Use like wedge to moisten the rim of your glasses, then dip into sugar.

Pour sugar and remaining ingredient into a blender and purée.

Serves 4.

The Liberation Cocktail

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It was one of those days and man oh man do I need a little liberation! Found this cocktail online, but added a bit more Violette liquor, just cos I felt like it. The results – liberation from my hectic day!

Ingredients
2 oz Gin
1 oz Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1/4 oz Crème de Violette
1 lemon twist

Instructions:
Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and stain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Ginger-ito

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After a long hot weekend, what winds it down better than a nice cocktail? This a ginger take on a mojito. I had some citrus white rum so I used that – regular white rum or dark rum would work great too!

Ingredients:
2 oz domain canton (ginger liquor)
1 oz white run
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 lime thinly sliced
Mint leaves

In a collins glass, combine all ingredients, muddle, add ice and top with club soda.

Serves 1.