Watermelon Margarita


I can feel the heat of Summer finally approaching as the temperatures are reaching the 90's some days here. I am not complaining. I love Summer. I do not mind the heat. I'd rather be hot than cold any day. However, I will slip into the air condition if the heat is too much.

Here in the South, there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a glass of sweet ice tea or cold crisp watermelon. It's hard to find a good watermelon at times but I love the little baby seedless watermelons. They are perfect in size for two people.

Speaking of watermelon. I seen a recipe floating around on facebook the other day. It was for a Watermelon Margarita.  Now, I am not much of an alcohol drinker other than an occasional glass of wine, but when I seen this recipe for a watermelon margarita, I just had to try it. There is just something about sweet and salty that tickle my taste buds. Since I just so happen to have all the ingredients on hand, I went for it.



Watermelon Margarita.

2 cups cubed watermelon
1/2 cup cold water
Put in blender until juice forms.
Stain juice through a strainer. Now you have clear liquid.
(If a few slushy chunks get through, its fine).

In a cup or shaker add:
4 oz. Silver Tequila. (this is clear tequila that is light and low calorie too).
4 oz. of the watermelon juice.
1 oz. *watermelon simple syrup (instructions below).
Juice of one lime (approx 2oz)
Ice

Shake and pour into your salt rimmed margarita glass.
Enjoy.

*To make watermelon simple syrup it is two parts watermelon juice, 1 part sugar. 
(I made mine using 1/2 cup of the leftover watermelon juice and 1/4 cup sugar).
remember, you only need 1 oz.


The original recipe for this drink can be found on Southern Living.

Warning: (1)Women should not drink alcohol while pregnant because of the risk of birth defects.(2)Consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive.(3)Drinking to much alcohol may impair your thinking and make you stupid.







7 comments

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  2. I haven't had a mixed drink in years, but I do love salty and sweet. It sure looks good, AND COOL.
    Have a great Memorial Day, always remember the fallen.

    From over here,
    Sherry and jack
    (I need a proof reader!) LOL

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  3. Oh, my! I do love watermelon and salt! I’m going to try that! I think I have just enough tequila to make one small cocktail!

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  4. I hope you had a nice Memorial Day Weekend Lisa! That Watermelon Margarita looks delicious! Happy Memorial Day!

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  5. Oh my gosh! This is amazing! It combines 2 of my favorite things...watermelon and margaritas! Great recipe...thank you for sharing! My day just got brighter!! Hugs!

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