The now-closed, Ocean Drive, in SoNo, used to make the most amazing watermelon margaritas in the summertime. Lately, I have been dreaming of one & decided to try to re-create them at home.
These margaritas are very similar to the classic ones I make, in that they are real margaritas...and not some sickeningly sweet frozen concoction. If you are looking for something sweet, by all means, add some simple syrup, or superfine sugar to these & it should suit your taste.
Begin by filling half your blender with some cubed, ripe watermelon. Add in about 2 cups of ice,
the juice of 2 limes,
6 ounces of good-quality white tequila & 2 ounces of Grand Marnier, or Cointreau.
Blend & serve over ice, with a wedge of watermelon.
Watermelon MargaritaAdapted from the Food Network
Ripe seedless watermelon, cut into 1" cubes (about 3-4 cups)
2 limes, juiced
4 ounces good quality white tequila
2 ounces orange flavored liqueur (Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
Ice (2-3 cups)
Watermelon wedges, for garnish
Fill half a blender with the cubed watermelon. Add about 2 cups ice.
Add the tequila, liqueur, and lime juice. Blend until watermelon is pureed & the ice is crushed.
In a serving glass, pour the margarita over ice & garnish with a wedge of watermelon (if desired).
Note: If your watermelon is not particularly sweet you can add some simple syrup, or superfine sugar to the blender.
Click here for the printable recipe.