Slip into sunshine and enjoy this refreshing watermelon and cucumber-inspired sour, made with Coconut Oolong tea to add a taste of the tropics.
3 Tbsp. Pinot Noir Sea Salt
1 cup sugar (preferred white or cane)
Wedge of one lime
6 oz. bourbon
6 oz. watermelon juice
3 oz. fresh lime juice
STEEP 8oz. water with Coconut Oolong Tea at 175° for 3 mins. Strain tea and set aside. Discard tea leaves.
SLICE cucumber (1-inch-thick pieces or so) and muddle in a medium sauce pan. Add brewed Coconut Oolong Tea and sugar. Bring all ingredients to a boil while stirring occasionally.
ONCE boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 mins.
REMOVE from heat. Strain and set aside to chill before use. Create the Cocktail:
PREPARE rocks glasses. Wet the rim of your rocks glasses with one lime wedge. In a shallow bowl, dip rims in Pinot Noir Sea Salt.
ADD 1.5 oz. bourbon, 1.5 oz. watermelon juice,.75 lime juice, and 1.25 oz. of the Cucumber Coconut Oolong Syrup made above to a shaker. Shake well. Strain ingredients into a rocks glass. Repeat for next three glasses.
TOP glasses with ice and garnish with a fresh cucumber slice. Enjoy!