This time of year in Louisiana,
the watermelons are starting to appear at the local farmer's market, grocery stores, and even on the side of the road in the back of pick-up trucks.
It is definitely one of my favorite melons and I get so excited every year when I see the dark green melons.
I decided that it would be delicious and refreshing to use my favorite melon to make my favorite cocktail---
1 cup watermelon puree
1 cup tequila
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
1/4 cup Midori Melon Liqueur
1/2 cup simple syrup
3 tablespoons coarse salt
3 tablespoons coarse sugar
Place 4 cups of watermelon in a blender and puree. Remove and place in the freezer. Allow the puree to chill until slushy, about 2 hours. Place 1 cup of the puree in the blender. Add tequila, lime juice, Grand Marnier, Midori, and simple syrup. Pulse until blended. On a shallow plate, mix sugar and salt. Rub a lime wedge on the edge of each glass and rim with salt and sugar mixture. Pour watermelon mixture in each glass.
Makes 2 Margaritas
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