Summer cocktails are an entirely different thing than winter drinks. They need to be fruity and refreshing, but not too heavy. Nobody wants to feel weighed down with heavy booze when the fireflies are twinkling in the backyard.
One of our favorite summer cocktails are watermelon lime margaritas. They are the perfect festive drink for warm weather, and our house feels like an instant party the minute they are made. In fact, we serve these a lot for entertaining because they always put a smile on the face of our guests. Best of all, they are easy to make and can even be mixed in advance. For your next summer soirée, put these on the menu and enjoy!
Watermelon Lime Margaritas
An easy to make cocktail that can be mixed in advance---perfect for your next backyard fête.
- cubed watermelon: 3 cups
- tequila: 1 cup
- lime juice: ¾ cup
- triple sec: ½ cup
- confectioners' (icing) sugar: ¼ cup
- crushed ice: 3 cups
Step 1: In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Pour the watermelon through a sieve with a bowl underneath it. Discard the extra pulp and seeds.
Step 2: Place the watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and sugar in the blender and blitz until smooth. Pour the drinks over crushed ice and serve.
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