What better way to stay refreshed than with watermelon and booze? This recipe for Watermelon Margaritas is so simple and only takes about 10 minutes to make.
- 4 1/2 cups seedless watermelon cut into rough 1 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 1/2 pounds cubed fruit)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) fresh juice from 5 to 6 limes
- 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) silver tequila (100 agave)
Add watermelon, salt, lime juice, St. Germain, and tequila to a blender. Puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher, using the bottom of a ladle or a rubber spatula to press liquid through strainer.
Mixture can be served immediately or sealed and chilled for up to five hours in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, fill three serving glasses with ice, re-stir mixture, and and divide evenly between glasses. Serve immediately.
Ps : if you don't have St Germain liqueur just add 1/2 cup of boiling water to 1/2 cup of sugar and stir in to taste. ( skip the tequila for a great virgin margarita option ! )
This is a great idea if you need to bring something to your family Memorial Day celebration, or just fill up your cooler and hit the beach. I personally love watermelon; the taste of course is amazing, but the rich pink color is always a reminder that summer is just around the corner!
If you want to be extra fresh, there are step by step instructions from Instructables on how to use the watermelon as a dispenser, like shown in the picture. They also give instructions on how to carve designs into the rind. If you want to show off your patriotism, try carving an American flag!