Monday, June 14, 2010

Watermelon Mint Margaritas

Use leftover watermelon to make this slushy summer drink.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze: 4 hours
Yield: Makes 5 cups


  • 4  cups  seeded and chopped watermelon
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Sugar
  • 1/2  cup  tequila*
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  grated lime rind
  • 1/4  cup  fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprig


1. Place watermelon in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.
2. Coat rims of cocktail glasses with lime juice; dip in sugar.
3. Process frozen watermelon, tequila, and next 4 ingredients in a blender until slushy. Pour into glasses. Garnish, if desired.

*1/2 cup orange or apple juice may be substituted for tequila.
Southern Living, JULY 2006

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