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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.

Southern Living JULY 2006

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • 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. Place watermelon in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.

2. Coat rims of cocktail glasses with lime juice; dip in sugar.

3. Process frozen watermelon, tequila, and next 4 ingredients in a blender until slushy. Pour into glasses. Garnish, if desired.

*1/2 cup orange or apple juice may be substituted for tequila.

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