Drinks and Links: Watermelon Margarita

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During the summer one of my favorite things to snack on is watermelon. Not only is it refreshing, but it’s sweet and can sometimes fill those cravings for cake and cookies. Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of folks around the blogosphere making watermelon drinks, so I decided to join the club!

Watermelon Margarita | Inspired by Charm

My dad is incredibly good at picking the perfect watermelon. I’m getting better. There are two things I look for when choosing a melon. First, a big yellow spot on the bottom. Second, a melon that feels heavy for its size. These two criteria work pretty well for me, but I’ve also found that certain grocery stores have better watermelons than others.

Watermelon Margarita | Inspired by Charm

All right, it’s time for the drink. This is my take on a Watermelon Margarita. Let me tell you, if you like watermelon, it’s insanely delicious. I also love this drink because you can easily eliminate the liquor and salt rim and you have a really fabulous watermelon cooler. Let’s whip up a couple so I can show you what I mean.

Watermelon Margarita | Inspired by Charm

Watermelon Margaritas

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
3 strips orange zest
2 cups cubed, seeded watermelon, frozen
3/4 cups white tequila
1/4 cup Cointreau (or triple sec)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup ice
Kosher salt (or sugar) for rimming glasses
1 lime cut into slices

Begin by making a simple syrup. In a small saucepan, bring water, sugar, and orange zest to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove orange zest. Allow to cool completely.

Place watermelon, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simply syrup and ice into a blender. Pulse until pureed.

Put a small amount of salt (or sugar) on a saucer. Rub the edge or your glass with a lime wedge to moisten. Lightly dip the rim of the glass into the saucer to rim. Tap off excess salt (or sugar).

Pour your margarita mixture into your rimmed glasses and garnish with a lime slice.

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This recipe makes two fairly large drinks. Using smaller glasses, you could probably get four servings. Looks pretty refreshing, right? Trust me, it is! Now go whip up a batch and meet me back here to check out this week’s links!

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Watermelon Margaritas

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By Michael Wurm, Jr. Published: July 12, 2013

  • Yield: 2-4 Servings

Author: Michael Wurm, Jr. of Inspired by Charm

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Begin by making a simple syrup. In a small saucepan, bring water, sugar, and orange zest to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove orange zest. Allow to cool completely.
  2. Place watermelon, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup and ice into a blender. Pulse until pureed.
  3. Put a small amount of salt (or sugar) on a saucer. Rub the edge or your glass with a lime wedge to moisten. Lightly dip the rim of the glass into the saucer to rim. Tap off excess salt (or sugar).
  4. Pour your margarita mixture into your rimmed glasses and garnish with a lime slice.
  1. The watermelon margarita looks so GOOD!!! i put it on my pinterest board for “all things drink”.
    Love the pics on your blog; good to see the blue pitcher again!!!

    • Yay! I’m glad you like them! Thanks so much for taking the time to fill out the survey.

      xo Michael

  2. Yes, picking the right watermelon is an art, especially if it’s a whole one (not sliced). My parents are really good at it too – they love knocking on the melon, and it should make just the right sound! The margaritas on your photos look beautiful – pinned!

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