Watermelon is in season and this cocktail is my favorite way to use it with tequila. It's frozen and spicy at the same time and perfect for a hot summer happy hour.
I start in the morning by juicing two of those mini, seedless watermelons and those will provide enough juice for 4 drinks. Then I pickle the rinds for my garnish. At happy hour I'll sprinkle Tajin on the remaining pickled watermelon and serve it with the margarita and some guacamole and chips. Heaven.
Ingredients1-1/2 Oz. Tequila(I prefer Reposado for this margarita)1/4 Oz. Cointreau2 Oz. Fresh Watermelon Juice1 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice2 Dashes Hot SaucePinch of Sea Salt
GarnishTajin Powder & Sugar Rim,Pickled Watermelon Rind(Alton Brown's Recipe)
DirectionsJuice 2 mini watermelons, chill juice.Pickle the leftover rinds.Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with lime then dip in a combination of 1 teaspoon of Tajin and 1 tablespoon of sugar.Add ingredients to a blender with 1/2 cup of ice, blend until smooth then pour into a margarita glass, garnish and serve.
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P.S. How to pick a ripe, sweet watermelon
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