Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

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This recipe requires a little forethought. Chop up some fresh watermelon and throw it in the freezer the night before you make the margs—this ensures the drinks are perfectly slushy and ICE cold. (If you forgot, don't fret! Two hours in the freezer should do the trick.)

With a drink like this, we think the garnishes are just as important as the cocktail itself. You can rim the glass with salt and garnish with mini watermelon slices and lime like we did. Or, you can go all out and rim the glass with a mixture of sugar and citric acid and garnish with watermelon sour candies for a sweet and sour twist, a la Boozy Sour Watermelon Slushies

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Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins
For rim
2 tbsp.

kosher salt

1 tbsp.

granulated sugar

Zest of 1 lime

Lime wedge

For drink
4 c.

chopped watermelon

1/4 c.

lime juice

1/2 c.

silver tequila

1/4 c.

triple sec


watermelon slices, for garnish


lime rounds, for garnish

  1. Place watermelon on a large baking sheet and freeze until hardened, at least 2 hours. 
  2. Combine salt, sugar, and lime zest on a small plate and stir to combine. Use lime wedge to wet rim of margarita glasses then dip rims in salt mixture.
  3. In a blender, combine frozen watermelon, lime juice, tequila, and triple sec and blend until smooth. Pour into rimmed glasses and garnish with a watermelon and lime round. 

Parker Feierbach
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