Fresh Watermelon Margaritas Recipe

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Robyn Lee

To get the watermelon flavor to really come through in this thirst-quencher, you'll whir an ample amount of ripe cubed melon (seedless is best) in a blender with a little kosher salt. Be sure to strain through a fine-mesh sieve to avoid any pulp in the drink.

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Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 3 margaritas

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Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups seedless watermelon cut into rough 1 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 1/2 pounds cubed fruit)

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) fresh juice from 5 to 6 limes

  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) silver tequila (100 agave)

Directions

  1. Add watermelon, salt, lime juice, St. Germain, and tequila to a blender. Puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher, using the bottom of a ladle or a rubber spatula to press liquid through strainer.

  2. Mixture can be served immediately or sealed and chilled for up to five hours in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, fill three serving glasses with ice, re-stir mixture, and and divide evenly between glasses. Serve immediately.

Notes

To double recipe, work in two separate batches in the blender and strainer.

Special Equipment

Blender, fine-mesh strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
342 Calories
1g Fat
71g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3
Amount per serving
Calories 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 60g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 37mg 183%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 295mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)