This homemade watermelon margarita was tremendously enjoyed during a barbecue we had a couple of weekends ago with some friends.
The whole idea of making watermelon margaritas all started when I made margarita cream bars for our dessert. They were tequila spiked and delicious. But they only left me wanting a real margarita. I was then determined to make homemade margaritas to go with my homemade margarita cream bars. I know it was a little overkill, but it’s what I did, and I don’t regret it:)
I toyed around with the idea of mixing in strawberries or mangoes, but watermelon won in the end. I’ll have to try those combinations next time around:)
If you love margaritas AND you love watermelon, then this is a mighty delicious drink combo for you. You can also enjoy it virgin-style, sans alcohol, or spiked with your favorite tequila. It can be enjoyed poolside, at an al fresco style dinner, or in your pajamas on a weeknight. It’s an anytime, anywhere, winner, guaranteed.
Watermelon Margarita Recipe
4 cups chopped watermelon (seedless is best)
14 limes, juiced (seeds removed)
6 lemons, juiced (seeds removed)
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of agave syrup (or regular sugar is fine, too)
*optional – Your favorite tequila
*optional – Triple Sec
Put watermelon cubes (remove as many seeds as you can), lime juice, lemon juice, agave syrup/sugar, and salt into a blender and blend for 20 seconds, or until watermelon is pureed. If you have an immersion blender, I like to blend this in a large bowl.
Pour liquid through a sieve into a large pitcher. If you like pulp, reserve collected pulp from sieve and put it in a small bowl. You can personalize your drink with as much pulp as you wish:)
Run a sliced lime over the rim of your serving glasses and then dunk the rim in salt. Fill glasses up with ice (if you’re going on the rocks style) and add as much tequila and Triple Sec as you’d like and then fill the rest of the glass up with margarita juice and give it a good stir.
If you like pulp, stir in a spoonful.