Tequila-Watermelon Refresco

Tequila-Watermelon Refresco Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch
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.


Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)
Total time: 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Ruth Cousineau,

Cooking Light

June 2014
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