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Tequila-Watermelon Refresco

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)
In Mexico, a refresco is typically a very sweet bottled soda. Take the concept of a refreshing fizzy drink to a more delicious place with this tall, cooling watermelon cocktail--a less sweet soda with a kick.

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups chopped seeded watermelon
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 6 tablespoons Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups club soda, chilled
  • 6 lime wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 138
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 119 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed watermelon into a sieve over a large bowl, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids. Combine 3 cups watermelon juice, tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, and salt in a pitcher; stir with a whisk. Gently stir in club soda. Serve over ice with lime wedges.