Watermelon Margarita (on the rocks)

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  • Yields

    2 margaritas


Ingredients

Watermelon Simple Syrup

Watermelon Juice

Margarita

Instructions

Simple Syrup

  1. Make the simple syrup by combining the watermelon and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Use a potato masher or another utensil to mash the watermelon and sugar together, pushing out the liquid and dissolving the sugar.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl or jar, pressing the watermelon to extract all the liquid.
  5. Set aside to cool completely. (Makes just over 1 cup of simple syrup)

Watermelon Juice

  1. Next, make the watermelon juice by combining the watermelon and water in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, pour through a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl or jar.

Margaritas

  1. To assemble the margaritas, use a lime wedge to line the rims of two glasses with juice. Dip the glasses in course salt and carefully fill the glasses with ice.
  2. Next, combine the tequila, watermelon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake until thoroughly chilled, about 30 seconds, and pour into the prepared glasses. Garnish with lime wedges and serve!

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