Peppermelon

  • 1/4 c watermelon chunks, muddled + slice for garnish
  • 2 limes
  • 1 oz black pepper simple syrup*
  • 2 oz Blanco tequila
  • Splash Backyard Soda Ginger-Lime CBD Soda
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c water
  • fresh, coarse cracked black pepper
  • salt for rim

Muddle 1/4 cup watermelon chunks in a martini shaker with the juice of 2 limes.

Add 1 oz black pepper simple syrup and Blanco tequila.

Shake with ice and strain over rocks into a salt-rimmed glass.

Top with soda and garnish with a watermelon slice.

*Pepper syrup directions:
Bring 1 c sugar, 1 c water, and and ample amount of fresh coarse cracked black pepper to a boil to dissolve the sugar.

Simmer for 5 minutes. 

Let rest and infuse until desired pepper flavor has been reached (about 10 minutes). Strain into a bottle.

Created by Elaina B., Backyard Soda Cocktail Challenge Participant

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