The Culinary Corner: Simple Watermelon Margaritas

The Culinary Corner: Simple Watermelon Margaritas | Positively Smitten

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in some new, fruity alcoholic drinks! Since watermelon is essentially what summer picnics are made of, give these simple watermelon margaritas a shot.

Please note:

  • This recipe is based on 10-12 cups of watermelon blended, please adjust for smaller or larger batches.
  • Additionally you can half the recipe and with your remaining watermelon: keep it on the rind and soak in a mixture of vodka, simple syrup, and grenadine. Soak for several hours. Finely chop some mint leaves, sprinkle it over the watermelon and serve.

Simple Watermelon Margaritas Recipe

Part 1: Prepping the watermelon

Ingredients

  • 1 large watermelon

Directions

  1. Cut rind off melon, dice into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Chill half, freeze half.
  3. Blend in batches in a blender (easiest if you put half chilled, half frozen together in the blender). You’ll have about 10-15 cups of blended frosty liquid.
  4. If it doesn’t seem cold enough, add crushed ice or place in freezer, stirring every fifteen minutes until the mixture resembles a sort of slushie.

Part 2: Making the drinks

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups tequila
  • 4 ounces simple syrup
  • 4 ounces lime juice, fresh squeezed is best
  • 4 ounces pomegranate or raspberry liqueur
  • Grenadine, optional

Directions:

  1. Take the watermelon mixture out of the freezer and gently stir in all above ingredients.
  2. Serve in highball glasses.  Drizzle with grenadine and top with a lime wedge.

Happy gatherings!

Photo credit Didriks.

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