Best Watermelon Margarita Recipe (Favorite Summer Drink)

Best Watermelon Margarita Recipe (Favorite Summer Drink)

If there is any food that screams summer is it watermelon. In my house, there is a watermelon in the fridge every week once they hit the markets. My kids would eat an entire watermelon in two days if I let them. However, they are not always that sweet or over ripe.

I am not sure if there is a perfect way to distinguish a good watermelon, please share with us if you have any tricks. Here is a wonderful recipe to use up the watermelon that may not be moving out of the house so quickly, Watermelon Margaritas from Everyday Food Magazine.

Also, melon can be sliced, placed onto a cookie sheet and frozen for up to 2 months so you can enjoy this treat early fall after they have been taken off market shelves. Or use the frozen cubes as the ice in the individual drinks for a festive look.

 
 Make a batch of these delicious and easy watermelon margaritas for your next summer party

Best Watermelon Margarita Recipe

In a small saucepan bring 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 3 wide strips orange zest to a boil over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 3 minutes. Let syrup cool in a bowl.
 
Make a batch of these delicious and easy watermelon margaritas for your next summer party
 

In a blender, puree 12 ounces watermelon cubes (about 2 cups) until smooth.

Make a batch of these delicious and easy watermelon margaritas for your next summer party

 Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on solids into a pitcher. ( you should have about 1 cup of juice)  

Make a batch of these delicious and easy watermelon margaritas for your next summer party

Stir in Syrup, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes) and 3/4 cup white or silver tequila.

Make a batch of these delicious and easy watermelon margaritas for your next summer party

 

 Fill salt-rimmed glasses with ice, then pour watermelon margaritas mixture over top. Garnish with lime wedges.

Make a batch of these delicious and easy watermelon margaritas for your next summer party

We also added a little lime zest to our salt for the green and white speckled look 

Make a batch of these delicious and easy watermelon margaritas for your next summer party

 

This watermelon margaritas recipe suggests it is 4 servings. We had two servings each. Just beware they are very smooth and pretty potent.

I also made the simple syrup recipe earlier in the day and let it cool to room temperature on the stove. You could also make the “watermelon” juice before the party and allow to sit in your fridge until serving time. I also don’t think there would be a problem with doubling the recipe. You may just need to use a food processor for more volume.

Make a batch of these delicious and easy watermelon margaritas for your next summer party

 

Happy Summer!! What type of flavored Margarita do you enjoy when the weather heats up?  If you prefer a Virgin Strawberry Margarita  we have you covered. 

Watermelon Margarita Recipe 

 

Best Watermelon Margarita Recipe (Favorite Summer Drink)

Best Watermelon Margarita Recipe (Favorite Summer Drink)

Yield: 4 drinks
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

The perfect summer drink. Indulge in this summer Best Watermelon Margarita Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 wide strips orange zest
  • 12 ounces watermelon cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup white or silver tequila
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and orange zest to a boil over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 3 minutes. Let syrup cool in a bowl. (Can be made a day or two ahead)
  2. In a blender, puree watermelon cubes until smooth.
  3. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on solids, into a pitcher (you should have about 1 cup juice).
  4. Stir in syrup, lime juice, and tequila. (Place in Fridge to serve later if desired.)
  5. Fill salt-rimmed glasses with ice, then pour margarita mixture over top. Garnish with lime wedges.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 236 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 4mg Carbohydrates 36g Fiber 1g Sugar 31g Protein 1g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Other Watermelon Recipes you might enjoy: 

Easy Watermelon Margarita Recipe

2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the SRC inspiration!! These were delicious!!

  2. Had your ritas last night! Very yummy on a hot day. Even the guys drank them

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