Puree watermelon and water in a blender until smooth. Add sugar, mixing until combined.
Fill a pitcher with ice. Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve into pitcher.
Muddle 4 mint leaves at the bottom of a highball glass. Fill with ice.
If you’d like your drink to be alcoholic, add 1 ounce of vodka or silver tequila to your glass.
Muddle the mint.
Add mashed mint, watermelon puree, rum, simple syrup and lime juice to a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Pour mixture into glasses filled with ice, and garnish with mint. (adapted from Barefoot Contessa)
Top with watermelon mixture. Garnish with a slice or wedge of lime or lemon.
Add watermelon, run, lime juice and simple syrup to a blender; blend until smooth.
Place a slice of grapefruit at the bottom of a rocks glass. Fill with ice.
Add tequila, grapefruit juice and lime juice. Top with Fresca.
Note: if you want an even saltier sip, rub a grapefruit wedge along the rim of your glass before filling, then dip in salt.
Add berries and sugar to a bowl, stirring until berries are coated. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours, allowing berries to macerate.
Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a separate bowl, pressing firmly. Scoop out any undissolved sugar from your original bowl and add it to the new bowl.
Gently whisk in vinegar.
Transfer to a sterile bottle. Shake vigorously and refrigerate. Let sit for a week, shaking occasionally. (adapted from Serious Eats)
Notes: This can be refrigerated for up to a year (yes, really.)
Muddle a few blackberries and mint leaves together at the bottom of a Collins or rocks glass. Fill with ice. Add syrup. Top with sparkling water. Stir gently.
Prepare as above, adding 2 oz. of your chosen spirit after you add the syrup.
Note: Feel free to use a blackberry sparkling water for even more flavor!
Hate blackberries? You can use just about any berry with the Shrub Syrup recipe!