As the temperature rises, we’re all looking for refreshing ways to beat the heat. And what better way to do so than with a cocktail that embodies the spirit of summer? Today, we're stepping away from the traditional lime and tequila margarita and introducing a twist that you’ll absolutely love: The Salted Watermelon Margarita.
With its refreshing blend of sweet watermelon, salty rim, tangy lime, and, of course, the punch of tequila, this margarita is the perfect companion for those lazy poolside afternoons or evening barbecues.
- 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 large limes)
- 3/4 cup white tequila
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur (like Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup (or to taste)
- Ice cubes
- Salt for rimming the glasses
- Lime wedges, for garnish
- Small watermelon slices, for garnish
1. Prepare the Watermelon Juice: Add the watermelon cubes to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl or large jug to remove any leftover pulp or seeds. You should have about 1 1/2 cups of juice.
2. Mix the Margarita: In a pitcher, combine the watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and agave syrup. Stir well until the agave is fully dissolved. Taste and adjust the sweetness if needed.
3. Rim the Glasses: Spread a thin layer of salt onto a flat plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of each glass to moisten it, then dip it into the salt, ensuring an even coating.
4. Serve: Fill the rimmed glasses with ice. Pour the margarita mixture over the ice. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and a small slice of watermelon.
5. Enjoy: Sip and savor your refreshing salted watermelon margarita!
This Salted Watermelon Margarita is a fantastic way to change your margarita game. Not only does it have a vibrant color that screams summer, but its refreshing taste will keep you coming back for more.
Remember, the best part of experimenting with cocktails is that you can always tweak it to your preference. Feel free to adjust the level of sweetness, tartness, or booze to suit your taste. And if you're seeking a non-alcoholic version, simply leave out the tequila and orange liqueur – it will still be deliciously refreshing!