Watermelon sugar high, anyone?
We had some leftover watermelon in the fridge recently, and I wanted to reuse it for a fun recipe. Sometimes, you don’t want to eat fruit and be healthy. Sometimes, you want to put fruit in your alcohol to make you FEEL healthy while also getting slightly tipsy. I was leaning more towards the ladder on the day I created these watermelon margaritas.
The hardest part about this recipe (which is not even that hard) is extracting the watermelon juice from the watermelon. Since the watermelon is mostly water anyways, all you do is blend the watermelon and then strain it with a mesh strainer like this one to remove the pulp. My husband would tell you that the hardest part of this recipe is remembering to rim the glass before pouring the actual margarita into the glass, but men say the darndest things sometimes, don’t they?
This recipe also calls for simple syrup, which is just equal parts water and sugar heated until the sugar is dissolved. I typically make a big batch in the microwave and store in a glass bottle in the fridge, but you do you!
These watermelon margaritas are simple, yummy, and kind of strong (you’re welcome!). Enjoy!
- 1 ½ shots of Tequila
- ½ shot of Triple Sec
- 1 shot of Watermelon juice
- ½ shot of simple syrup
- ½ of a lime (you will use the juice and the wedge)
- Optional: coarse salt or Tajin Seasoning to rim the glass
- Cut one wedge off the half of the lime and set aside for later
- In a cocktail mixer or large jar, mix tequila, triple sec, watermelon juice, simple syrup, and ice.
- Add the juice from the lime and mix once more.
- Optional: Using the reserved lime wedge, run it along the rim of the glass you will be serving your margarita in. Then dip the glass in salt or Tajin to rim the glass. After the glass is rimmed, take the lime wedge and add to the edge of the glass for the garnish.
- Pour the freshly mixed margarita in the rimmed glass, being careful not to include the ice.
- I recommend rimming your class with Tajin, which is a chili lime based seasoning. It will give your margarita an extra punch, but is not too spicy. If you can’t find Tajin or if it is too spicy for you, salt works great!
- This recipe yields one drink, so double if you are making for your spouse, friend, or if you had a long day.
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