Garden Sip

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With school starting, I had to take advantage of every opportunity for summer fun in the early days of August. When I was back in Charleston last week, I took an afternoon and made fresh watermelon-jalapeño margaritas to sip in the garden.

To make these margaritas, I created a jalapeño simple syrup.

  • I like to use fresh squeezed lime juice when I make margaritas, but if you’re not squeezing your own to taste, use about 1/2 cup.
  • Next, place about 10 cups of watermelon in a blender and purée.
  • Pour the watermelon juice through a fine strainer, pressing down with the back of a spoon to help get the liquid through.
  • Next, in a large pitcher, combine the watermelon juice, lime juice, 3/4 cup white tequila, 1/2 cup Triple Sec, and 1/4 cup of the jalapeño simple syrup.
  • Then, put the pitcher  in the freezer and enjoy a few hours later!

With my margarita in hand, I headed to the garden to celebrate the final days of summer.

What I’m wearing: Top//Haute Hippie (old) Skirt//BCBG Shoes//Tory Burch (old) Sunglasses//Ralph Lauren Necklace//Vintage

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