This is the perfect summer cocktail!! So refreshing and light. It sometimes gets me in trouble because it goes down so easily that I don’t realize how many I’ve had until the pitcher is gone! Yes…I make them in bulk. Don’t judge. Just promise me you’ll enjoy these margaritas on a perfect summer night.
Fresh Watermelon Margaritas
Yield: one drink
Time: 15 minutes total
¼ of a watermelon
1½ shots of tequila
½ shot of Grand Marnier or Cointreau
1 shot simple syrup (* see note at bottom on how to make it)
1. Cut a quarter of a watermelon into cubes. Purée in a blender until liquefied. Set a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or measuring cup. Pour through the strainer to filter out the pulp. Measure out 5 shots of the watermelon juice into a cocktail shaker. (Save the remaining watermelon juice for future cocktails!)
2. Pour the tequila, Grand Marnier, and simple syrup into the cocktail shaker. Pack shaker with ice cubes. Shake, then strain into a glass. Enjoy!!
* How to make simple syrup: Pour two cups of water and two cups of sugar into a medium saucepan. Bring to a low boil, stirring occasionally. Allow to boil lightly for 2-3 minutes. Once all of the sugar has melted, remove pan from heat and allow to cool. Store covered in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to one month.
<– Photo proof that I make these Fresh Watermelon Margaritas in bulk! Although I love this photo because without perspective, this actually looks like a normal sized mason jar, and not the gigantic beast that it really is!