Watermelon Margaritas

We have been loving everything watermelon around here lately, and with a bunch of fresh slices in the fridge the other night, we decided to throw together some watermelon margaritas to top off the weekend. The thing I love most about margaritas is that you can make them with all different fruits & flavors without any additional sugar, just freshly squeezed fruits & a little salt! These are so fresh & summery, I already can’t wait to make them again. I got a little hand juicer when we were first married at a thrift store, and can’t believe how much use I have gotten out of it over the years!

We have a little Sunday Funday tradition over here, we eat an early dinner & get the kids ready for bed before seven. They’re usually so worn out from the weekend, so by the time we get them settled for a movie, they’re ready to fall asleep. They go to bed while the sun is still shining, so we make a point to leave all the dishes in the sink & spend the next hour or so together on the patio with a cocktail. It’s our chance to connect & catch up, we can reflect on all the funny things the kids did over the weekend, plan out our week or just relax with our favorite patio playlist. It really is the best way to end the weekend, rather than having what we call “the empties”  or anxiety about Monday & all of the fun being over! 😉 A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.

 
Ingredients // 4 oz. lime juice (about 5 small limes), 3 oz. fresh watermelon juice (about a quarter of a watermelon), 3 oz. tequila, 1 oz. grand mariner, sea salt & ice
Instructions // Using a small handheld juicer, squeeze limes & watermelon & add all of your fresh juice to a cocktail shaker. Add tequila & orange liquor, then fill almost to the top with ice. Shake, shake, shake! Rim glasses with lime & salt, fill with ice & pour margarita mixture over. 
Optional: add 1 oz. of simple syrup if the mixture is too tart and/or mint garnish! 🙂
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20 Comments

  1. Ohh, you're killing me with this. As much as I have loved being pregnant, I have been dying for a watermelon margarita ever since the weather turned warm!

  2. YUMMY! I am going to have to make these in the next couple of weeks! We have been gobbling up watermelon like crazy at our house, and this will be a nice little spin on it. Last summer I blended up some watermelon added some Malibu and poured the mixture into a popsicle mold! DELISH!

  3. With all due respect, the recipe calls for 3 oz watermelon juice, about 1/4th of a melon… that seems like very little juice for 1/4 of a melon. Is this recipe correct? Seems like if you'really going to taste any watermelon, that there would be less lime juice to watermelon juice ratio.

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