Cinco de Mayo Watermelon Margarita

Renée G.


Cinco de Mayo is in three more days, so thought I'd find a cocktail in keeping with the event aside from Mexican beer and traditional margaritas. Fresh watermelon is out of season but I had several bags of frozen watermelon cubes in the freezer. This is what I came up with and although I shied away from using tequila and used vodka's pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.

Borrowed the picture from the Internet.

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1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 oz. ounce fresh lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge for glass
1½ cups cubed seeded watermelon, plus 1 small wedge for serving
2 sprigs mint
2 oz. tequila (can also use vodka)
¾ oz. simple syrup

Directions Step-By-Step

Place salt on a small plate. Rub rim of a margarita coupe with lime wedge; dip in salt. Set aside.
Muddle watermelon cubes and mint in a cocktail shaker until watermelon breaks up into small pieces and releases its juice. Add tequila, simple syrup, and lime juice.
Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds.
Strain into prepared glass and garnish with watermelon wedge.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American