Watermelon Margaritas

What’s July 4th without watermelon?  This year, leave the actual fruit to the kids because here’s an adult way to enjoy watermelon – Watermelon Margaritas.  You’ll never celebrate July 4th without them again!

Unlike regular frozen margaritas, where you have to add ice to the blender, in this recipe you freeze the watermelon so it actually becomes the ice!  Cool – huh?!  Now, you’ll want to freeze the watermelon and make the simple sugar in advance, but the actual blending takes only seconds.  Blend the frozen watermelon with tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple sugar and you’re done!

watermelon margarita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also scoop a few melon balls before I cut up the rest of the melon, to use as a garnish on these patriotic toothpicks.

Watermelon Margarita melon ball garnish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just perfect for sipping on the porch this weekend!

Sipping Watermelon Margaritas on the porch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watermelon Margaritas

Ingredients

    Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Margaritas
  • 4 cups chopped watermelon (seedless) plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2 Tblsp triple sec
  • 2 Tblsp lime juice
  • 2 Tblsp simple syrup
  • Garnish
  • Watermelon balls or limes

Instructions

    Simple Syrup
  1. Heat the water and sugar over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Chill until needed.
  2. Margaritas
  3. Freeze the chopped watermelon on a sheet pan for at least 4 hours.
  4. Blend the watermelon, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup until smooth.
  5. Serve immediately with melon ball garnish or lime.
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