According to a study by Texas A&M University, watermelon delivers “Viagra-like” effects.” So if you’ve got a big date, try your hand at making the Watermelon Crush, a delicious, tequila-based aphrodisiac cocktail from New York-based certified sommelier and chef Shana Wall.
It’s the perfect amount of kick—and watermelon and honey—for toasting the return of warm weather.
Makes 1 servings
- 2 oz silver tequila
- 4 chunks of watermelon (muddled)
- 1 watermelon wedge (for garnish)
- 1/2 oz honey syrup (see below)
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 basil leaf (chopped in a chiffonade)
How to make it
For the honey syrup: Put two parts honey and one part water in a small saucepan. Simmer and stir until the honey is completely dissolved.
In a small bowl, muddle the watermelon. Place the tequila, honey syrup, and lime into a cocktail shaker filled half-way with ice. Shake well.
Fill a glass with ice and add the muddled watermelon to it. Pour the tequila mixture from the shaker into the glass.
Sprinkle the chopped basil inside. Garnish with a watermelon wedge.