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
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 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
- 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