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Summer isn't over yet, at least not here in South Carolina, and the watermelon has been SO GOOD this year. So what's a girl to do when watermelon is dirt cheap and the thermostat is sky high? Make tequila cocktails with watermelon, of course!
This cocktail is almost like a margarita - but it has a little more texture. Still light and thin, but thanks to the force of a high-power blender like a Vitamix, you can toss all of the flesh of the watermelon into the blender with tequila, lime, and a dash of sugar and let it work some magic to create this tequila watermelon cocktail.
I've been buying whole watermelons and removing the peel and rind, but if you want to go uber easy you can buy the pre-cut watermelon and use that. Just make sure it's seedless!
You can see in the photos that this tequila watermelon aqua fresca gets delightfully frothy - both from the hit of citrus in the limes and from the pulp in the watermelon.
It might settle a little, but only if you let it sit out for a while, and they never last long enough in my house for that to happen!
Careful though, this watermelon cocktail can be dangerously delicious! It gets almost all of its sweetness from the fruit itself, so don't let the gorgeous pink-red color fool you: this isn't some foufou sugary sweet beverage.
It's a hard hitting, porch sipping, perfect for the boat or beach beauty that we can all pretend is kinda healthy because hey, it's fruit, right??
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Tequila Watermelon Aqua Fresca
- 7 cups watermelon chunks
- 1/2 cup blanco tequila
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup lime juice OR if using a high-power blender , two whole limes, peeled
- In the container of your blender, combine all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. If it's especially hot, throw in a cup of ice to make the cocktail slightly frosty, otherwise serve on its own or over ice.