Watermelon margarita

Watermelon margarita

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From
Taqueria
Serves
2
Photographer
Chris Middleton

Sometimes all you need is a margarita and this watermelon-based version is a great summer alternative to the classic citrus-based drink. It’s a refreshingly sweet, but not too sweet, drink with the bitter lemon balancing the sweetness without overpowering the delicate flavour of the melon. This recipe needs to be started a couple of days in advance to give the tequila and watermelon time to infuse.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
125ml watermelon-infused tequila, (see below)
150g crushed ice
60ml bitter lemon
30ml cointreau
3-4 tequila-marinated watermelon, (reserved from the watermelon-infused tequila, see below)
small watermelon wedges, to garnish

Watermelon-infused tequila

Quantity Ingredient
750ml blanco tequila, (see Latin Larder)
1kg seedless watermelon, cubed

Method

  1. To make the watermelon-infused tequila, pour the tequila into a 2 litre jar with a lid. Top up with watermelon cubes. Seal and set aside, gently shaking occasionally, for at least 2 days or up to a week. Strain, returning the liquid to the original bottle. Reserve the tequila-infused watermelon for making the cocktail.
  2. Combine the watermelon-infused tequila with crushed ice, bitter lemon,
  3. Cointreau and marinated watermelon in a blender and process until smooth.
  4. Pour into chilled margarita glasses and garnish with the watermelon wedges.
Tags:
Mexican
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