The Culinary Corner: Simple Watermelon Margaritas

The Culinary Corner: Simple Watermelon Margaritas

The Culinary Corner: Simple Watermelon Margaritas | Positively Smitten

By Lyndsey Fought

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.

About Lyndsey:

I have too many interests and I get easily distracted, so I haven’t completed a single thing in my life. Yay, hyperboles! I have been to culinary school and I like baking cupcakes. I write the beginnings of too many novels. I am driven by ambition and delayed by perfectionism.

I would like to travel the world, learn from others, write some best sellers, and have a restaurant or bakery someday. I am a Slytherin. I like the tenth Doctor best (followed by ninth). I am too obsessed with Downton Abbey and the whole etiquette of that era. I never forget to be awesome!

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