Go-to-Watermelon Margarita

Go-to-Watermelon Margarita

Go-to-Watermelon Margarita 

Start here with this Watermelon Margarita for your first adventure into melon drinks, or use the recipe as a jumping off point to get creative. Either way, it is a great way to use up an over-sized melon or pre-cut pieces from the market. You'll simply need a muddler and the typical margarita ingredients of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Mix up a round or two and your melon stash will be gone before you know it.

Recipe courtesy of The Spruce Eats 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sea salt, for rimming

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, for rimming

  • 1 cup watermelon cubes

  • 2 ounces reposado tequila (or blanco)

  • 1 ounce triple sec

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1 large lime

  • Watermelon wedges, garnish

  • Lime wedges, for garnish

  • Mint sprigs, garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Gather the ingredients.

  • If desired, rim two double old-fashioned glasses: Mix the salt and chili powder in a shallow dish, wet the rim by wiping it with a lime wedge, then dip or roll it into the chili salt.

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the watermelon cubes into a juicy pulp.

  • Fill the shaker with ice and add the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.

  • Shake well.

  • Use both a cocktail strainer and a mesh strainer to fine-strain the drink over fresh ice into the prepared glasses.

  • Garnish with watermelon and lime wedges and a sprig of mint. Serve and enjoy.