Signature Cocktail Friday, Watermelon Margaritas

It is hot everywhere.. so to cool off, in celebration of summer (almost) this Watermelon Margarita Recipe from the Kitchen of Deep South Dish is our Signature Cocktail today.

The watermelon is a great twist on a traditional Margarita, frozen.. does it get any better?

Your guests will be impressed from the first sip!

Stay cool, and remember keep your cool when planning your Destination Wedding

3 cups of frozen, chopped watermelon or strawberries
1/2 cup of silver tequila
1/4 cup Triple Sec
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup sugar
Kosher salt, to rim the glasses
Watermelon wedges, optional for garnish

Cut up the flesh of a watermelon into rough chunks. Spray a jelly roll pan lightly with non-stick spray and spread the watermelon chunks in a single layer on the pan. Freeze for several hours or overnight. Remove 3 cups of chunks and reserve remaining watermelon in a freezer bag until needed. If using strawberries, clean them and freeze them whole in the same manner.  Rinse before putting in the blender.

In the pitcher of your blender, add the tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, frozen watermelon or frozen strawberries and sugar, in that order. Pulse the blender to begin to break down the frozen fruit, then whip until blended.

Invert the margarita glass into a shallow bowl of water just to wet the rim, then into a plate of kosher salt to salt the rim. For strawberry, use a mixture of salt and sugar to rim the glass.  Pour the margarita mixture into the glasses, taking care not to disturb the salt rim. Cut small wedges of watermelon or strawberries for garnish, cutting a slit into the side to perch the wedge on the rim of the glass.


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