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
Serves 8

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.



Julie said...

What a wonderful sounding margarita! How weird that bat was right outside your door

Zia Elle said...

Watermelon margaritas, wow, it sounds great! I like the color too!
Cute your little guess!!

Brownieville Girl said...

Those margaritsa sound fantastic.

I would so love to be sitting out in the sun, sipping one of these listening to Bob!

Bridgett said...

These would be perfect for today since it is so hot here! Love this recipe and the color is lovely too.

manu said...

Ciao I like your blog, wonderful pics.
This recipe should be delicious and good for summer!

Kim said...

The watermelon margarita is definitely my kind of drink AND you poured the perfect size! Anything more than that and I would probably feel it way too much :)

Sharon said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!! I have been looking for a Watermelon cocktail for our 4th of July party... Looks like I just found it!! Thanks for the recipe these sound fab!!

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That's nice drink.

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