Sunday, July 4, 2010

Watermelon Margarita

A long tall version of a summer margarita; with only 105 calories.

Happy 4th of July!



Watermelon Margarita
Serves 6
Recipe from Cooking Light

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons sugar
1 lime wedge
3-1/2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1/2 cup tequila
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon Triple Sec or other orange flavored liqueur
Lime wedges or watermelon balls (optional)

Directions:
1. Place 2 teaspoons sugar in a saucer.  Rub the rims of 6 glasses with 1 lime wedge; spin rim of each glass in sugar to coat.  Set prepared glasses aside.

2. Combine watermelon and next 4 ingredients (through Triple Sec) in a blender; process until smooth.  Fill each prepared glass with 1/2 cup crushed ice.  Add 1/2 cup margarita to each glass.  Garnish with lime wedges or melon balls, if desired.

Note:  I added an additional  1/4 cup of tequila to the mix.

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48 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I just bought a HUGE watermelon, and used some for the salad...maybe I can use the rest to make some of the drink.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Doesn't that just want to make you dive in! It wouldn't be the 4th without watermelon!

Chris said...

Oh my, Alexis would just love this. I'll have to surprise her with it at the pool some other day, as it's Sunday and I am flat out of Tequila.

bobbinis-kitchen.com said...

Congrats for the new design!
Yummy margarita!

Greetings from Bonn, Germany!

3 hungry tummies said...

It might be very cold here atm but I will love a few of those. Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

TKW said...

Great minds think alike! I'm making those for our 4th of July celebration today!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

This looks great! Love the melon ball garnish.

Chef E said...

Poor Chris- here they sell alcohol on Sunday, lol, but I know how he feels being from Texas!

Looks darn good Velva!

Lyndsey said...

Oh my this looks wonderful! It's raining here today so we get some relief from the heat, and it looks like we have to sit inside all day and drink...hehehe! So now I'm headed over to check out your other drink recipes!

Julie said...

I just made almost the exact same thing! So tasty! Great picture! Happy 4th!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM,...a lovely cocktail!!

I am going to make this for next tuesday because my friends come round for drinks & tapas!

Happy 4th of July!

Mary said...

That looks unbelievably delicious. Your picture is fabulous. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Julie said...

I'm wondering who I could con into making this for me! Happy 4th to you and yours :)

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

That looks like summer in a glass! Cheers & Happy Fourth to you - thanks for sharing:)

Ana Powell said...

Awesome drink to celebrate the Summer, lovely colour too ♥

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Just stopping by to stay HELLO and see how you are... I love watermelon and I love margaretas---so I'm sure that combination would be fabulous.

Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kristen (wwfoodie) said...

Perfect for the cookout this afternoon...even the right color! (: Nothing like a refreshing cocktail for a hot afternoon.

Bo said...

Margaritas are my favorite! Hope you have a safe and happy 4th!

Ann said...

yummm i made a drink with watermelon yesterday too!

looks very nice for summer :)

intuitive eggplant said...

Looks temptingly cold and inviting on a hot day like this. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

girlichef said...

I love that you added more tequila to the mix...my kinda gal ;) Happy 4th Velva!

Raina said...

Sounds wonderful. Now that is one perfect summertime cocktail:)

Sandi said...

That looks wonderful Velva!! Hope you had a great July 4th.

Jay said...

this is looking very very inviting dear. Beauuuuuuuuutiful click...!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Thank you!!! Now that I've got a vitamix, I am not afraid of making any of these drinks any more! (Think: Burned blenders...)

Barbara said...

Isn't that a gorgeous drink?? I've got company coming next weekend, I'm going to try this out on them!
Wonderful, Velva. I always trust your drink recipes without even a trial run. :)

Judy said...

Yum, great party drink. I must try this for my guests soon.

smalltownoven said...

A watermelon margarita sounds delicious for the summer! I'll have to make this soon.

Ingrid said...

You are the cocktail queen! :)

Hope you had a fab 4th!
~ingrid

tasteofbeirut said...

Velva

You have made a killer margarita! Now that watermelons are plentiful here and being sold by the hundreds even on the side of the road, there is no excuse for me not to make this for the fourth or any old day for that matter!

Lea Ann said...

Looks wonderful Velva, I think I've got time to get there for Happy Hour! :-)

Dishesdone said...

Looks like a very refreshing cocktail!

Chow and Chatter said...

you make the best drinks you need to do some travel post hint hint!!

Claudia said...

The best 4th of July drink, ever! Now, that's refreshing! (And a wee bit comforting)

Cook with Madin said...

Hi, this looks lovely and refreshing. I shared your photo with my husband, he loves to make his own margarita. He said he will definitely try it.
Thank you for visiting my site and following it.

You got an awesome website yourself. I was drooling over the bruschetta with havarti and figs,really gorgeous.

Chef Dennis said...

What a great cocktail! I have never had a watermelon margarita, but I want one now!!

Jen_from_NJ said...

This looks incredible! Great summer cocktail!

Karen Harris said...

Delicious and lower in calories! Thanks for the recipe Velva. It looks delicious.

buffalodick said...

Well, I like booze and watermelon...

Daily Spud said...

The term mouthwatering just doesn't do that drink sufficient justice! I would like for it to be hot all the time just so I would have an excuse to mix one of those margaritas up :)

Catherine said...

Oooh this looks wonderful! Hope you had a wonderful 4th Velva!
Cheers~

Julie said...

A healthy margarita! Yum! The color is amazing!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Vibrant color on this drink. Perfect for a day on South Beach!

Cheers!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I don't know if I can drag my hubby away from his favorite recipe...but it would be worth a try! Sounds refreshing! ♥

Nirmala said...

I love watermelon in unusual ways and this is no exception. My favorite is in salad.

Juliana said...

Velva, this watermelon margarita is sure right for the 4th of July celebration!

thefattyreader said...

wow, this looks fantastic!

Mimi said...

I could get used to having watermelon this way.
Mimi

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