Watermelons and margaritas are two refreshing ways to stay cool in the hot days of summer. Combine the two to make a watermelon margarita cocktail, and it is summer in a glass! What I also love about this recipe is that you can keep frozen watermelon in your freezer and enjoy this treat anytime you like.
We can thank my friend MK Hannigan, at In the Curious Kitchen, for sharing this delicious jewel of a drink with us. MK is known for her way with cocktails and appetizers, and I’m thrilled that she passed along this watermelon margarita recipe just for us. I highly recommend adding MK’s blog to your rotation as she is always adding a creative touch to any recipe she makes. I love her easy cocktails and delicious appetizers! Here’s my current favorite- the Watermelon Margarita!
Watermelon Margarita Recipe
4 cups frozen watermelon (cubed)
3/4 cup good tequila
1/3 cup orange liqueur (I used Patron)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/8 – 1/4 cup simple syrup*
Place frozen watermelon pieces in blender and add in all other ingredients.
Blend until smooth.
Using lime wedge, line the rim of the glass with lime juice and then dip rim of glass in margarita salt.
Add ice to 8 oz. glass (recipe yields about 32 oz. or about 4 servings)
Pour drink into glass.
Garnish with a slice of lime.
*Simple Syrup is easy to make and store for when needed.
SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
Mix both together in a pot over heat. Boil the mixture until sugar dissolves.
Let simple syrup cool.
Store in refrigerator for up to one month.
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A quick tip from Lydia…
If the watermelon is frozen together into a block, let it thaw on the counter for a few minutes until you can break apart with a knife.
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