My amazingly awesome friend Kim and her fiancée came over last weekend. Originally I was going to do a lemon drop martini but after talking to her a few days before they came over, watermelon margaritas sounded amazing.
It was still relatively warm outside so it wasn’t like we were doing a summer cocktail in the middle of fall. Not that there’s nothing wrong with that. The cold is brutal. So why not have summer cocktails in the dead of winter. That tequila will warm you right up.
The funny thing is that Kim didn’t know that triple sec was an orange liqueur. And we had a little chat about how triple sec isn’t exactly booze people happily use. No one walks into a bar and asks for a triple sec and cranberry or tonic or whatever. It’s mainly used to highlight the other alcohol being used. Unless you want to be all fancy with your margaritas and use Grand Marnier.
I tend to be more of a on the rocks sort of girl and well, I couldn’t find my blender. So you can either take all the ingredients listed below and blend it. Or you can go based on the directions.
3 watermelon balls, seeded
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1 tablespoon simple syrup
In a shaker, muddle the watermelon. If you want to blend the watermelon using one of those nutribullets or water ever you can.
Add tequila, triple sec, and simple syrup.
Top with ice and shake it. Shake it with what your momma gave you. It’s a good work out.
Pour into a glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a watermelon ball.
So I forgot to buy limes, and I really don’t like salting the rim.
It came out pretty good considering I’ve never made a margarita before. You can definitely taste the watermelon and it was rather cool and refreshing.
Personally, I hate anything that has a watermelon flavoring to it which is what they use at the bar. Fresh fruit is different. It’s because it actually taste like watermelon and not this wonky ass cough syrup.
Fresh fruit margaritas are definitely the way to go.