Watermelon Margarita Recipe: Sip 'n' Dip (into the pool)

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

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Tequila never tasted so good nor so refreshing as in this delish Watermelon Margarita Recipe. All you need is the ingredients, a blender, and a cool pool to dip into. Bingo! Summertime living is sooooo easy!

 

Jewel’s Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients:

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup water

3 strips orange zest

2 cups cubed seeded watermelon

3/4 cup white tequila

1/4 cup lime juice

salt or sugar for rimming glasses (optional)

1 lime, cut into wedges

2 cups crushed ice

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Directions

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.

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

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

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.

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

Recipe compliments of Jewel and Allrecipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/jewels-watermelon-margaritas/?prop24=hn_slide1_Jewel%27s-Watermelon-Margaritas&evt19=1