AN ARRAY OF RECIPES AND TIPS
"IN THE STYLE OF" GRAHAM
FROZEN WATERMELON MARGARITAS
I had some left over watermelon from when I made Watermelon Pops so I pureed it and froze it just waiting for a hot muggy summer day to make Watermelon Margaritas. Friday proved to be that perfect day...cranked Bob Marley and enjoyed a few with my father!
Frozen Watermelon Margaritas
Adapted from Bobby Flay
5 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed
1/2 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water, heated until sugar melts), cooled
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups silver tequila
4 ounces orange liqueur (Cointreau)
2 ounces melon liqueur (optional)
Watermelon wedges or lime wedges, for garnish
Note: I used a little more Cointreau because I didn't have melon liqueur. It tasted great and could still really taste the watermelon. You may need to adjust to your own taste.
Place watermelon in a food processor and process until smooth. Pour the pureed watermelon into 2 empty ice cube trays (I used a silicon muffin pan) and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
Place 8 martini glasses in the freezer to chill.
Most blenders will be too small to accommodate all the ingredients so place half of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. It will be frothy, add a few ices cubes if desired and blend again. Pour into 4 glasses and repeat with the other half of ingredients. Garnish each glass with a watermelon or lime wedge.
Now, this little guy gave me a surprise when I opened my door last night to let my dogs outside. I ran back in to grab my camera and was praying he wouldn't decide to fly straight at me. Luckily he stayed put and let me take a few shots.