Watermelon Margarita

I love this time of year when my local produce vendor is over-flowing with fresh fruit!  Watermelon is one of my favorites and it makes for a great Watermelon Margarita.

Fresh Watermelon Margarita by The Sweet Spot Blog

I am not a fan of sweet cocktails so I never drink margaritas made from a mix.  This one is made with only fresh ingredients, but if you like it sweeter, you can add a bit of agave nectar diluted in equal parts water or a shot of Midori.

Fresh Watermelon Margarita by The Sweet Spot Blog

Watermelon Margarita Recipe

Juice of 1 lime
1 shot silver tequila
1/2 shot Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
1 cup fresh watermelon purée* (see recipe below)
Ice
Kosher salt or sugar to garnish
2 lime wedges to garnish

Using 1 lime wedge, rim margarita glass with lime juice then dip in salt (or sugar).  In a cocktail shaker, add lime juice, tequila, Cointreau, and watermelon purée.  Fill with ice, then shake for 30 seconds and strain into prepared glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

For Watermelon Purée: Cube and de-seed 4 large slices of fresh watermelon meat (red parts only).  Pulse in food processor until puréed.

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34 Responses to Watermelon Margarita

  1. Michelle May 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    The title of your post was calling me! This is definitely a poolside recipe! Thank you, can’t wait to try it!!!

  2. Corinna May 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    I think it might also count as a fresh juice cleanse….

  3. Jen @ Our Fine House May 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    My mouth actually started watering while I was reading this!!! I’ll definitely use this recipe. YUM!

    Stopping by from SITS.

  4. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies May 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Oh I totally agree, margaritas made from mixes are gross! This one looks absolutely perfect. :)

  5. Corinna May 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    You two are so sweet!

  6. Amanda @ The Anti Mom May 9, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    now this is my kinda cocktail! fresh fruit and tequila baby! can’t wait to try one these later this summer!!

  7. April @ illistyle May 11, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    I have 3 mini watermelons on my counter right now. I guess I know what to do with them now! Thanks girl!

    • Corinna May 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Yum!

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