Watermelon margaritas are fruity, slightly sweet margaritas that can easily be made on the rocks or frozen! Serve with watermelon blackberry salad for a double dose of melon.
Now, I know that summer is officially over… but that's not going to stop me from sharing this summery recipe with you.
You know why? Because there's no bad time for a margarita – specifically, a Watermelon Margarita.
Sure, watermelons are falling out of season in most places, but that doesn't mean you can't find them. And that also doesn't mean you can't scoop one up now, cut it up into cubes and freeze it for later (that's a pro tip from me to you – you're welcome).
If you use frozen watermelon, it's just going to be a slushier drink – and I see nothing wrong with that.
People get intimidated by fruity drinks because they think it requires a ton of prep work – but it really doesn't!
You can have this whole thing ready to go and be sitting in a comfy chair on the porch with some chips and guac in less than 15 minutes.
Are you convinced yet? Good, then read on.
This time around I made mine two different ways – one with a salt rim, and another with Stirring Watermelon Rimmer sugar. I love it both ways – it's totally just a matter of preference.
I personally just love the pop of color this sugar adds to the presentation, and when it starts dripping down into the drink itself… heavenly.
Did you know that Stirrings was established in Nantucket? I didn't realize that until the move when we were unpacking boxes and I was sitting on the kitchen floor (and cry because I was so overtired, but that's beside the point) and started half-heartedly reading some of the food containers.
I love Nantucket so much for so many reasons and I've never even been, but it's on the bucket list of vacation spots. And it's not even that it's that far away – it just requires a car ride, a ferry, and finding a place to stay that's not priced through the roof.
All I want to do is visit Cisco Brewers, take pictures of lighthouses and wander around the island looking at all the adorable nautical things.
… what were we talking about again? Oh, right. Watermelon margaritas!
See that empty pitcher in the background?
I intended to have it at least partially full for the pictures, but then I accidentally drank it all… you know, for testing purposes.
You should make a batch of these Watermelon Margaritas and invite me for over so I can help you taste test ;)
A big thanks to Bill for being my margarita model – I think he can confirm that it's not a bad gig if you can get it!
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- Cut a lime into wedges, and use one to rub along the rim of two margarita glasses.1 lime wedge
- Roll the top of each glass in salt or sugar (whichever your preference is). Set aside.1 teaspoon sugar or salt
- In a blender, combine watermelon, tequila, sugar (if the watermelon isn't sweet enough for your taste), lime juice, orange juice and triple sec. Pulse until well blended.2 cups (304 g) watermelon3 ounces (85 g) tequila1 1/2 tablespoons (1 ½ tablespoons) granulated sugar2 tablespoons fresh lime juice1 tablespoon orange juice2 teaspoons triple secIce
- Add ice to each prepared glass and pour mixture on top. Serve with a slice of lime and enjoy!
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