Refreshing watermelon margaritas

    45 min

    A large pitcher of this refreshing watermelon margarita is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 100g caster sugar
    • 120ml water
    • 3 strips orange zest
    • 300g watermelon, cut into cubes
    • 180ml tequila
    • 4 tablespoons lime juice
    • salt or sugar for rimming glasses (optional)
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges
    • crushed ice, as needed

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water and orange zest to the boil, stirring constantly. Simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and allow to cool completely.
    2. Place watermelon in a blender or food processor. Pulse until pureed.
    3. Stir watermelon puree into a large jug or pitcher with syrup, tequila and lime juice.
    4. Place a small amount of salt or sugar into a saucer. Rub edge of margarita glasses with a lime wedge to moisten. Lightly dip the rim of the glass into the saucer to rim the glass; tap off excess salt or sugar.
    5. Fill rimmed glasses with crushed ice; pour margarita mixture into glasses and garnish with lime wedges to serve.

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    ok, I make these too, however, skip the ice! Cube your Melon the night before and freeze it on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Make it into a slushie in a blender the next day with all the other ingredients. AWESOME  -  05 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUM, SOOOO REFRESHING! I followed the other reviewer and cubed/froze my watermelon and skipped the ice. Hubby and I both really, REALLY enjoyed these...They are gonna be a summer staple for sure~YUM! Thanks for sharing.  -  28 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are BOMB. Make em all the time in the summer.  -  18 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)