It’s official – with the recent passing of Cinco de Mayo, it is officially Margarita Season! You may be wondering to yourself, “Since when do margaritas have a season?” and to that I answer with this : When is the last time you came in from the brisk winter cold and had a hankering for a cool margarita? Oh, never? Well then.
Margaritas are the quintessential summer cocktail and with that in mind I crammed even more summer flavor into this margarita by filling it to the top with the crisp, refreshing flavor of watermelon. While it may seem like an odd combination at first, the tartness of the lime juice perfectly complements the sweetness of the watermelon and salt really brings out the watermelon’s flavor (salted watermelon is a popular snack in these parts) so don’t be afraid to salt that rim!
The Quintessential Watermelon Margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Yield: 3 Margaritas
Serving Size: 8 oz
- 1 cup watermelon, cubed
- 1/4 cup tequila (I use Sauza blanco)
- 2 Tablespoons simple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
- 1 Tablespoon Cointreau
- 1 lime, sliced (for garnish)
How to Make It
- Process watermelon in a blender until liquified. Strain if necessary to remove any seeds.
- In a large cup or shaker, combine watermelon purée, tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, and juice of one lime. Shake or stir with ice to combine.
- Strain into ice-filled glass and garnish with lime slice to serve.