Watermelon Lime Margarita
Traditional fruit margaritas with a twist: fresh watermelon and lime juice and chilled with sweet watermelon ice cubes.
Author: Minimalist Baker
- 12 ounces (1.5 cups) fresh watermelon juice (instructions on how to make below)
- 3-4 ounces tequila (depending on preferred strength)
- 1 ounce triple sec
- juice of 1 lime
- 15-18 watermelon ice cubes (optional but recommended)
- margarita salt for lining rim (optional)
- To make watermelon juice, scoop half a small watermelon into a blender and puree until well blended. Then strain through a fine mesh strainer and place juice in a jar. Refrigerate until ready for use.
- To make watermelon ice cubes, cube the other half of the watermelon into ice cube-sized pieces and place on a baking sheet. Make sure they’re not touching of they’ll stick together. Freeze for 4-5 hours or overnight, or until very firm.
- To make margaritas, add watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila and triple sec to a cocktail shaker or pitcher and shake vigorously or stir.
- Next, run the quarter of a lime around two serving glasses and then dip in margarita salt. Fill ¾ of the way full with watermelon ice cubes (or regular ice cubes if preferred).
- Divide the margarita between two glasses and serve immediately. Garnish with an additional lime wedge