Watermelon Lime Margarita

Watermelon Lime Margarita

When the temperature hits that 100 degree F mark, it’s margarita time. This Watermelon Lime Margarita is going to do the trick to keep us cool all Summer long. Fresh flavors and only 3 ingredients. Also, just so happens to be my very first cocktail recipe on the blog.

I love a good margarita, but it has to be fresh. Fresh lime, fresh lemon, fresh orange juice. You can keep the bottled lime juice and the triple sec. Give me a Grand Marnier floater on top and I’m happy.

So when it comes to making cocktails in my house, we try to keep it fresh. I don’t love cocktails for the very reason that I think they’re often too sweet. This is a great balance between the natural sweetness of the fresh blended watermelon and the tart fresh squeezed lime juice. Add some good tequila on ice and this is my new best friend for these hot days.

This is our 3rd day in Missoula hitting 100 degrees and the forecast shows for the next week same temps. Que Watermelon Lime Margaritas.

If you like a little sweetness in your cocktails, add 2 tablespoons of simple syrup to this batch. But trust me it definitely doesn’t need it.

Watermelon Lime Margarita

Watermelon Lime Margarita

9 July, 2017
: Makes about 4 {6 ounce} cocktails
: 5 min
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: 5 min
: Easy

Half of a medium size watermelon made about 3 cups of strained juice. Make sure to measure as you go so you don't run into a too strong of a cocktail. If you like a little sweetness in your cocktails add 2 tablespoons of simple syrup. You may also double this recipe for a big batch cocktail. We like drinks over ice but this would be good blended with ice. Cheers!

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 Medium Size Watermelon, {makes 3 cups of juice}
  • 2 whole Limes, juiced
  • 1 cup Tequila Silver
  • 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup, {optional for added sweetness}
  • Ice Cubes, to pour over
  • Lime Wedges and Watermelon Slices, for garnish
Directions
  • Step 1 Scoop out center of halved watermelon into a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a bowl through a fine mesh sieve. Stir in the sieve until all the juice is strained and pulp remains. Discard pulp. Measure out juice, it should be 3 cups. Adjust if needed for recipe.
  • Step 2 Add lime juice and tequila to the bowl {at this point you would add the simple syrup for desired sweetness} and mix well. Pour cocktail in glasses over ice cubes. Garnish with lime wedges and watermelon slices. Serve and enjoy!

Watermelon Lime Margarita

Savor and Enjoy!



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