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Watermelon-Mint Margarita

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower


Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup)

Try a new twist on a classic margarita with watermelon and mint flavors.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 torn fresh mint sprigs
  • 8 thin lime wedges (about 1/2 lime)
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 8 cups chopped fresh watermelon
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 8 thin lime wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 171
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • sodium 75 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar, salt, 6 torn fresh mint sprigs, and 8 thin lime wedges in a medium bowl; stir to combine. Let stand 10 minutes. Pour boiling water over mint mixture, stirring until sugar dissolves; let stand 10 minutes. Strain mint mixture into a bowl, pressing on solids. Discard solids. Combine liquid, watermelon, tequila, and lime juice in a blender; process until smooth. Divide mixture among 8 ice-filled glasses; garnish with 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves and 8 thin lime wedges.