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Happy Hour: Watermelon & Lime Margarita

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If you’re anything like me the idea of fresh fruit and tequila make you very excited. I love margaritas they are my favorite cocktail; I think the best part about margaritas is realizing how easy they are to actually make. Over the weekend I had the pleasure of going to Ocean City, Maryland for some much needed relaxation. Being at the beach put me in such a great and carefree mood; I felt rejuvenated and refreshed the entire time. Coming down from my beach high hasn’t been easy but having a drink like this definitely helps. The watermelon has a crisp and refreshing taste which in my opinion makes this one of the best homemade margaritas I have ever had.

watermelon margarita

I decided to use my bullet blender to juice the watermelon. I used about two cups of watermelon chunks. After blending I was left with quite a bit of pulp so I strained the juice to get rid of the access pulp. I think the best thing about this recipe is that you know exactly what you are putting into your body. With most cocktail mixes there are a lot of ingredients on the label that you can’t even begin to announce but with this you know exactly what you are getting.

watermelon lime margarita

I rimmed my glasses with sugar and added lime zest for a bit of extra flavor. The agave helps with the sweetness but if you feel the watermelon is sweet enough be sure to leave it out. I think you will be more than pleased with this recipe. If you decide to try this recipe please let me know how it turns out or tag me on Instagram and Twitter by using #margaritasontherocks to share your photos!

Also check out my Strawberry Basil Margarita recipe here

Watermelon & Lime Margarita

Fresh and Crisp Margarita Recipe.

Serves 1
Ingredients:
1.5 oz Tequila,
1 oz Triple Sec,
1 oz Lime Juice (about 2 limes),
2 oz Watermelon juice
1-2 tsp Agave to taste,
Ice (for shaker),

Instructions:

1. Slice/zest lime and watermelon for garnish and set aside
2. Chop watermelon into chunks.
3. Juice limes.
4. Rim glass with the sugar and lime zest mixture.
5. Add watermelon to a blender and blend until liquified.
6. Strain watermelon and add juice to shaker with agave, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and ice.
7. Add fresh ice to serving glass and pour margarita from shaker.
8. Enjoy!

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Happy Hour Wednesday: Watermelon & Lime Margarita
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