Watermelon Margaritas

I love summer cocktails and this one screams “drink me on a hot summer day, lounging at the pool, with handsome men fanning me, and everything I eat/drink that day will be calorie free…” Oh I got carried away, but a girl can dream, right? Yea, this drink doesn’t say all that, but shoot it is pretty good!

This refreshing and light margarita is sweetened naturally with watermelon and a little agave syrup. The store bought margarita mixes have so much added sugar, it’s better to skip those and make your own.

I tried making the famous Skinny Girl Margarita the other day and whoa is it boozy. Two of those and I would be probably be up on a table doing something I would regret the next day. It’s just tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. I think I like a little something fruity mixed in with my tequila…for taste and also so I don’t completely embarrass myself!


Watermelon Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons salt, for rim of glasses
  • 1 lime, juiced, reserve one lime wedge
  • 4 cups chopped watermelon, (about 1/4 of a 6 ounce watermelon)
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup

Instructions:

  1. Place the salt in a shallow dish. Rub the rims of 4 glasses with the lime wedge. Dip each rim into the salt to coat.
  2. Place chopped watermelon in a blender and blend on high until liquified. Pour watermelon juice into a pitcher. Stir in the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave syrup.
  3. Fill the glasses with ice and pour in the margarita, being careful not to loosen the salt.

Makes 4 cocktails

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15 Responses to Watermelon Margaritas

  1. This looks so incredibly refreshing, and just what I need on a Tuesday night! :)

  2. What a perfect summer adult beverage. Beautiful!

  3. This does look very appetizing and tasty!

  4. This looks very refreshing! I’d like to lick the salt off that rim!

  5. Try cutting the watermelon in small cubes and freezing it before making the margarita – makes it all icy cold and smooth without watering down the booze! http://stopthinkingandcook.bangordailynews.com/2012/05/21/recent-recipes/dinner-on-the-deck/

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