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Spiced Watermelon Margarita

It just isn’t summer if you’re not enjoying fresh watermelon. At least that’s how I feel. They’re cheap and delicious, just how I like it! To spice things up a little I thought I’d share this irresistible twist on your classic margarita.

Watermelon Margarita

This spiced watermelon margarita has the best of both worlds: tequila and watermelon. Add some extra kick by using chili powder to rim your glass… if you’re feeling brave.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh seedless watermelon, cut into small chunks
  • 2 t. lime zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice – approximately 2 whole limes
  • 4 oz. white tequila
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • ice
  • ginger simple syrup, to taste
  • small watermelon wedges, for garnish (optional)

For the Rim:

3 T. coarse Himalayan sea salt, crushed
1 T. red chili powder (optional)

Watermelon Margarita
Directions:

To line the rim of the margarita glasses, grind some coarse Himalayan salt in a coffee grinder or blender. (It will get dusty). Add the ground salt and chili pepper (if desired) to a shallow plate. Then, moisten the outside rim of each glass with a piece of fruit. Turn the glass at a 45-degree angle and roll it around in the salt or salt mixture on the plate.

Use a damp paper towel to tidy up the bottom edge so you have a nice line. Adding the salt to the outer edge only will prevent it from getting into your drink and affecting its taste.

To make the ginger simple syrup, add 1 cup water and 1 cup white sugar to a medium saucepan. Peel a 3” piece of fresh ginger and chop into small pieces before adding the pan. The smaller you cut each piece, the more surface area you will expose to the boiling sugar mixture. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Place all ingredients except the simple syrup into a blender. Blend on high until pulverized. Pour into a small testing glass to taste. Adjust ingredients to balance the flavors to your liking. If needed, drizzle some simple syrup into the blender and blend until you reach the desired sweetness.

Pour into prepared margarita glasses and serve immediately.

 

Spiced Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh seedless watermelon, cut into small chunks
  • 2 t. lime zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice – approximately 2 whole limes
  • 4 oz. white tequila
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • ice
  • ginger simple syrup, to taste
  • small watermelon wedges, for garnish (optional)
  • For the Rim:
  • 3 T. coarse Himalayan sea salt, crushed
  • 1 T. red chili powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. To line the rim of the margarita glasses, grind some coarse Himalayan salt in a coffee grinder or blender. (It will get dusty). Add the ground salt and chili pepper (if desired) to a shallow plate. Then, moisten the outside rim of each glass with a piece of fruit. Turn the glass at a 45-degree angle and roll it around in the salt or salt mixture on the plate.
  2. Use a damp paper towel to tidy up the bottom edge so you have a nice line. Adding the salt to the outer edge only will prevent it from getting into your drink and affecting its taste.
  3. To make the ginger simple syrup, add 1 cup water and 1 cup white sugar to a medium saucepan. Peel a 3” piece of fresh ginger and chop into small pieces before adding the pan. The smaller you cut each piece, the more surface area you will expose to the boiling sugar mixture. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Place all ingredients except the simple syrup into a blender. Blend on high until pulverized. Pour into a small testing glass to taste. Adjust ingredients to balance the flavors to your liking. If needed, drizzle some simple syrup into the blender and blend until you reach the desired sweetness.
  5. Pour into prepared margarita glasses and serve immediately.
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