Hi friends, we redeveloped our most requested summer drink for The Daily Meal!
Our antidote to the post-holiday blues, a margarita that’s just different enough to make any long Thursday feel like the start of a four-day weekend. We’ve been making these for four years and we still can’t think of a better way to sample summer melons. When they are perfectly in season, you don’t need the agave, your juice will be sweet enough as is. Now, where’s the pool?
Fresh Watermelon Margaritas
make 1 big pitcher
8 cups fresh chopped organic watermelon, about 1 small seedless
1-1/2 cups premium white tequila
Juice of 5 organic limes, about 2/3 cup
½ cup Triple Sec or Cointreau
2 tablespoons organic agave syrup, to taste
Kosher salt for the rims
Lime wedges and watermelon triangles for garnish
Purée the watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor until smooth. Strain into a pitcher and then add the fresh lime juice, tequila, triple sec and a pinch of salt. Test for sweetness, adding agave syrup if the watermelon juice is not sweet enough. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Mixture will separate so mix well before serving over ice in glasses with salted rims.