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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!
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.
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.
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.
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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By July 12, 2013Published:
- Yield: 2-4 Servings
Author: Michael Wurm, Jr. of Inspired by Charm
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 strips orange zest
- 2 cups watermelon seeded, cubed and frozen
- 3/4 cups white tequila
- 1/4 cup Cointreau (or triple sec)
- 1/4 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
- 1 cup ice
- 1 whole lime slice
- kosher salt for rimming the glass
- 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, simple 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.
- Cuisine: American