1 1/2 oz white tequila
1 oz watermelon puree
1/2 oz strawberry-basil syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice
combine over ice in a mixing glass.
shake and strain over fresh ice in a tall glass.
garnish with lemon (i also included a sprig of hyssop for color, but it’s not that important)
a sunny-day crowd-pleaser, named for a song from my youth, though nobody got the reference. mostly stuff that was lying around the bar, waiting to be used. tastes like a jolly rancher, but in an awesome, alcoholic kind of way. several people finished their first one before the ice even melted. (update: the strawberry-basil syrup is easy. just make simple syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part boiling water; mix and stir), then pour the hot mix over sliced strawberries and basil and let it sit).