Watermelon Tequila Refeshers


  • 3½ pounds chopped seedless watermelon (about 12 cups) cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (6–8 limes) plus lime slices for garnish
  • 4 cups ice
  • ¾ cup sugar


  1. Stir together sugar and ¾ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to use, up to one week.
  2. Working in batches, purée watermelon in a blender until smooth. Past purée in batches through a fine sieve set over a large bowl, discarding solids as you work. Refrigerate juice until ready to use, up to 1 day.
  3. Stir together tequila, lime and watermelon juices with simple syrup in a large pitcher. Stir in ice and lime slices.

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Green Juice


  • 7 Cucumbers
  • 2 Bunches of Celery
  • 3 Green Apples
  • 3 Pears
  • 5–6 Limes (to taste)
  • 1 bunch of Kale (optional)


  1. Remove any greens from the celery and wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly
  2. Juice all ingredients whole except lime
  3. Squeeze lime into mixture to taste


Use as a cocktail mixer with Vodka and Seltzer

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Mulled Cider

Serves 8


2 quarts (½ gallon) apple cider
4 strips lemon zest
2 cinnamon sticks
2 whole star anise (optional)
1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
1 teaspoon whole cloves


  1. In a pot, bring cider, lemon zest, and spices to a boil; cover, and remove from heat
  2. Let steep at least 20 minutes (or up to 4 hours)
  3. Ladle carefully into mugs, leaving most of the solids behind
  4. Add rum or bourbon individually if desired