Cocktail Friday: Watermelon Margarita

You guys. I’m writing this on Tuesday, and let me tell you, it has been one hell of a week already. Which is why I’m glad I work ahead on these posts, because I needed this one tonight. And yes, I’m aware I’m a bit behind on National Tequila Day, but you know. Better late than sober.

This margarita. Oh, goodness. It’s so tasty. It’s not too tart, not too sweet, and gets you just the right amount of tipsy. The only thing that would have made this better was a big old bowl of chips and queso.

OOOH. QUESO.

Watermelon Margarita

  • 11/2-2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 2 oz silver tequila (Patron, 1800, or don’t talk to me.)
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz lime juice

Puree the watermelon in a blender and strain it with a fine mesh sieve. Set aside.

Fill a tumbler with ice. Add tequila, cointreau, lime juice, and watermelon puree (you likely won’t use it all). Stir. Serve.

Yes, you could throw all of this back in the blender for a frozen version. And yes, you could rim the glass with lime juice and dip it in salt before pouring the drink. But why would you *want* to?