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So far #HappyHourDDU has been all about the classic cocktails, the tried and tested. This week I thought I’d try one of the new kids on the block. The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival hits town today and plays host to the best cocktail bartenders Australia has to offer. This thirst quenching concoction comes from Sydney’s Bulletin Place and hits just the right spot.
This drink works on so many levels, the Tequila with the salt and lime (sound familiar?), the watermelon and mint and a bitter sweet dash of colour from the Aperol. After making the Margarita and the Aperol Spritz (not to mention a bit of watermelon pilfered form Max’s lunch box) I had everything I needed so it would have been rude not to.
If you only ever take one thing from this blog, let this be it.
30ml Blanco Tequila (substitute for gin, vodka or white rum if tequila doesn’t float your boat)
30ml fresh watermelon juice (just whizz the fruit in a blender)
15ml lime juice
One teaspoon castor sugar
One tablespoon saltwater
Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and serve in a tumbler. Garnish with a mint sprig.
If you’re having a little Happy Hour all of your own, I’d love to see what’s in your glass. Take a pic and share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #happyhourddu and we can all get merry together. What’s your favourite cocktail? Happy Happy Hour!