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

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar


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


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



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