Jewel's Watermelon Margaritas

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This is the non-frozen version of my watermelon margaritas. These are so amazing and refreshing on hot summer days. To make a virgin version, omit the tequila and use a lemon-lime soda.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 3 strips orange zest

  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon

  • ¾ cup white tequila

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 1 pinch salt or sugar for rimming glasses

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

  • 2 cups crushed ice, or as needed

Directions

  1. Bring 1/2 cup sugar, water, and orange zest in a small saucepan to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove simple syrup from heat and allow to cool completely.

  2. Place watermelon in a blender or food processor. Pulse until pureed.

  3. Stir watermelon puree into a large pitcher with simple syrup, tequila, and lime juice.

  4. Place a small amount of salt or sugar into a saucer. Rub edge of margarita glasses with a lime wedge to moisten. Lightly dip the rim of the glass into the saucer to rim the glass; tap off excess salt or sugar.

  5. Fill rimmed glasses with crushed ice; pour margarita mixture into glasses and garnish with lime wedges to serve.

    close up view of a Watermelon Margaritas garnished with a lime wedge and salt on the rim of the glass
    France C

Cook's Notes:

Fill sugar or salt rimmed glasses with crushed ice, then pour margarita mixture over top. Garnish with a lime wedge.

To make a frozen version, crush 1.5 cups of ice in a high-quality blender. Add watermelon, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
0g Fat
38g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 36mg 180%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 154mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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