Summer’s best flavors get frosty in the cocktail we serve at all 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’s perfect when we’re grilling and chilling.—Alicia Cummings, Marshalltown, Iowa
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Makes12 servings (3/4 cup each)
- 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 1 lime into 12 wedges; reserve for garnishes. Cut remaining lime into wedges. Using these 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 (this should yield 3 cups). Add half of each of the following: ice cubes, tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. If desired, add sugar to taste. Cover and process until blended.
- Serve in prepared glasses. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Garnish with reserved lime wedges.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 188 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Watermelon Margarita in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2017