Watermelon Margaritas

June 11, 2015

I’m usually a classic Lime Margarita kinda girl.  But with the warmer climes and abundance of watermelons, this may be my new summer favorite!


Recipe makes 4 delicious Margaritas.


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3 wide strips orange zest
12 ounces watermelon cubes (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup white or silver tequila
Lime wedges


To create salted or sugared glasses for these Watermelon Margaritas (either works really well), place two tablespoons of course salt or sugar on a saucer, rub the rim of each glass with lime and then dip them in the salt or sugar to coat.

In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and orange zest to a boil over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 3 minutes. Let syrup cool in a bowl. In a blender, puree watermelon cubes until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on solids, into a pitcher (you should have about 1 cup juice). Stir in syrup, lime juice, and tequila. Fill glasses with ice, then pour margarita mixture over top and enjoy!

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