Watermelon Margarita

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With the 4th right around the corner and most of us gearing up for a major celebration, it was perfect timing to share my newest creation from the kitchen: Watermelon Margarita.  It’s seasonal and fresh, not too sweet and yet dangerously tasty!  Get this, it actually tastes like watermelons.

Duh, right? However, while diligently researching this subject, I found that so many of the cocktails out there are filled with other ingredients– excess sugar mostly, that get in the way of the true intention of the drink. Enter this EDG version, it’s a star-spangled showstopper!

4th of July cocktail

Watermelon Margaritas

This recipe makes about 4 cocktails.

 

Ingredients

4 cups watermelon~ about 1/2 a small watermelon. Save some cubes for garnish!

Silver tequila

4 tablespoon simple syrup*

3 limes

Sea salt for rim of glass

 

Chop up half of a small watermelon which is about 4 cups (rinds removed, of course). Puree the watermelon in a vitamix or blender.  Once it’s puréed, strain the purée into a small pitcher.

 

Fill your shaker with ice, 1 oz tequila, 4 oz watermelon juice, 1 tablespoon simple syrup and juice of half a lime. Shake and pour into a salt rimmed glass.  Garnish with lime and watermelon cube.

 

Cheers!

 

*To make the simple syrup, simply boil one cup water and one cup sugar until the sugar dissolves.

 

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Don’t you love that agapanthus bloom just in time for the 4th?

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One thought on “Watermelon Margarita”

Try freezing the watermelon cubes for at least a couple of hours and use instead of ice cubes in the drink or you can mix up the drink in the blender for a frozen version. Be sure and separate the cubes so you don’t end up with a huge chunk of frozen watermelon.

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