Watermelon Margaritas

Staff Writer
Cool down with these great tasting margs
Watermelon Margaritas
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Our favorite fruit makes the perfect ingredient for a fiesta margarita. Val Harrison, of the blog More Than Burnt Toast, shows us how to whip it into a margarita — and she says that she's not even a fan of watermelon! 

Ready in
10 min
Prep5 min
Cook5 min
2
Servings
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the margarita

  • 3 watermelon, seedless- (1/8 of a watermelon cut in chunks) to yield 1 cup of juice
  • 1/2 Cup mint simple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 small limes, for garnish
  • tequila, to taste
  • 1 Cup Triple Sec
  • 1/3 Cup ice cubes (1 cup for runny margaritas/ 3 or more cups for frozen margaritas)

For the mint simple syrup

  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 small handful mint leaves (or lemon balm)

Directions

For the margarita

First, place watermelon chunks into blender and very carefully pushing down with wooden spoon, pulse until watermelon becomes watery. Once enough water is in blender to flow freely, blend it all up into a liquid. If you have more than 1 cup of watermelon juice in the blender, remove the extra (save for another batch). Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Run a lime wedge around rim of glass and dip in either coarse salt or raw sugar. Cut a garnish if you like. Pour into prepared glasses and enjoy!

For the mint simple syrup

Place everything in a small pan over medium-high heat. Bring to boil. Stir to make sure all sugar is dissolved. Turn off and remove from heat. Let cool. Strain out mint leaves and store in an airtight container in fridge.

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.