Watermelon-Mint Margaritas

Use leftover watermelon to add sweet flavor and fun color to this lime drink. If you like your watermelon with a sprinkle of salt, try this cocktail with a salt rim instead of sugar.

Yield: Makes 5 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Freeze: 4 Hours


Ingredients

  • 4 cups seeded and chopped watermelon
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Sugar
  • 1/2 cup tequila*
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprig

Preparation

  1. 1. Place watermelon in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.
  2. 2. Coat rims of cocktail glasses with lime juice; dip in sugar.
  3. 3. Process frozen watermelon, tequila, and next 4 ingredients in a blender until slushy. Pour into glasses. Garnish, if desired.
  4. *1/2 cup orange or apple juice may be substituted for tequila.
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