Watermelon Margaritas Recipe

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Watermelon Margaritas Recipe
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Watermelon Margaritas Recipe

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Summer’s best flavors get frosty in the party-sized cocktail we serve at all of our backyard shindigs. We mix sun-ripened watermelon and our favorite tequila with just the right amount of ice for a thick and boozy sipper that pairs perfectly with grilled fare. —Alicia Cummings, Marshalltown, Iowa
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium limes
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon (1 inch)
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 cups tequila
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Sugar, optional

Directions

Cut one lime into 12 wedges; reserve for garnishes. Cut remaining lime into wedges. Using wedges, moisten the rims of 12 margarita or cocktail glasses. Sprinkle sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rim into sugar. Discard remaining sugar.
Place half of the watermelon in a blender; cover and process until pureed (you should have 3 cups). Add half of each of the following: ice cubes, tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. If desired, add sugar. Cover and process until blended.
Serve in prepared glasses. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Garnish with reserved lime wedges. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Watermelon Margaritas in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2017, p224

  • 2 medium limes
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon (1 inch)
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 cups tequila
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Sugar, optional
  1. Cut one lime into 12 wedges; reserve for garnishes. Cut remaining lime into wedges. Using wedges, moisten the rims of 12 margarita or cocktail glasses. Sprinkle sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rim into sugar. Discard remaining sugar.
  2. Place half of the watermelon in a blender; cover and process until pureed (you should have 3 cups). Add half of each of the following: ice cubes, tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. If desired, add sugar. Cover and process until blended.
  3. Serve in prepared glasses. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Garnish with reserved lime wedges. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Watermelon Margaritas in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2017, p224

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