As I reminisce about the deliciousness of this drink, my mouth is starting to water and I feel a bit parched. 🙂 We had friends come over for dinner last week and decided to try making watermelon margaritas. It was pretty exciting to cut, cube, blend and strain the watermelon into a juicy syrup. The results were a refreshing and sweet drink and the melon calmed some of the sharpness of the limes. It was a perfect evening; homemade pizza, friends, conversation and pitcher of watermelon margaritas. May you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!
- 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (We used limeade and triplesec for sweetening and cut out the sugar)
- ¼ cup sugar, or more to taste
- lime slices, for garnish (optional)or mint sprigs
- 8oz tequila
- Place half of the watermelon cubes in a blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl; discard the solids. Repeat with the remaining watermelon cubes. Add the lime juice and sugar (or limeade and triplesec) to the watermelon juice, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Taste, add more sugar if necessary. Transfer juice to a nonreactive pitcher and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Then add 8 ounces tequila.
- Serve over ice with lime slices and/or mint sprigs for garnish if desired.
Adapted from Epicurean Mom