Well, leave it to Facebook to help me out with a recipe dilemma. My (adult) daughters have bugged me for quite a few years about making these watermelon margaritas again that I’d made once. In my memory, as well, they were so refreshing and tasty. But I didn’t remember how I’d made them.
And then, the other day, June 28th, to be exact, there it was, on Facebook. A memory, dated 7 years ago:
blender full of frozen watermelon chunks
1 cup tequila, or to taste
Juice of 4-5 limes, about 3 ounces
2 ounces agave nectar
There was no blog back then, but why I didn’t write the recipe down on a recipe card, like I’ve done for 40 years is beyond me.
But, just in time for watermelon season, we’re making this recipe and having watermelon margaritas. Unfortunately one daughter doesn’t live here, and the other is pregnant, so there’s more for the rest of us!!!
The first thing to do is buy a giant seedless watermelon, unless you enjoy dealing with the seeds.
Cut up the beautiful red flesh into cubes, and freeze them in sealable bags.
When you’re ready to have margaritas, fill up the blender with the frozen watermelon chunks, add the tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar.
Blend until smooth.
Serve immediately; they will be nice and slushy.
Don’t be tempted to add a little more tequila. It will mask the watermelon flavor.
Trust me on this.
Definitely going to try this! My favourite is strawberry margarita, but strawberry seasons ends shortly here, so watermelon will be the thing to try.
Oh definitely! And they’re so refreshing!
Looks so refreshing!
They definitely are!!!
very tempting !! :)
Oh how I wish we weren’t enduring winter right now! Gorgeous cocktails Mimi.
Have a splendid day.
:-) Mandy xo
Oh no! Well I was just commenting about how I’d love to be cozying up to a warm fireplace, so my heart’s with you!
Mimi – I have had a bottle of tequila in my liquor cabinet forever. TIme to get it out! Will be making these at first opportunity. Always love your blog, I really do.
You’re so sweet! The good thing about these margaritas is that they’re so filling from the watermelon that the tequila doesn’t have a chance!
A less messy way to eat watermelon too! And fruit is so good for us. Win win.
They’re pretty wonderful!
Oh yum, perfect for watermelon season. Really amazing you found the recipe on your Facebook feed!! I could sip one of those beauties lounging poolside❤️
Isn’t that funny?!! It just popped up – I guess I was sharing the recipe…
I need one of those in the hot weather we’re having at the moment! :)
Your weather has been so odd this year!
As maddening as it can be what did we ever do before “technology”? Cheers to summer! GREG
No idea. I don’t remember!!!
Oh my, I would love one of these! Prost!
They’ll cool you off!
I’m a big Margarita and watermelon fan, so no doubt I’ll make this soon! :)
You’ll love it! I can guarantee it.
I bet you are good with girls’ nights. 😊
This looks soooo good! I’m not a fan of tequila, but I do believe this would be great with vodka, too. I have fun looking at my FB memories, it’s one of the few things they offer that doesn’t annoy the heck out of me. ;)
I know!!! That’s really true. Yeah, these would be just fine with vodka, or even clear rum.
Thank goodness for Facebook – sometimes! Looks really refreshing especially in those pretty glasses with your pool in the background :)
Thank you! It was a very hot day and my camera kept steaming up!
This is a great refreshing drink we all need to live through this hot hot summer!
No kidding. And, it’s healthy!
I am not a watermelon fan, but my husband is… wonder if the alcohol will make me forget that I am not? ;)
Hahahaha! Probably not!
It is HOT here! 100 degrees F. So I need one of these to cool off. Terrific stuff — thanks.
You are so welcome! Hope you cool off!
You do know that this is just the adult version of the watermelon spiked with vodka, thrown to the bottom of the pool… Don’t you? Not that I have a problem with that. :)
Of course you don’t! I’ve always wanted to try the vodka-spiked watermelon. Have you?
Perfect for the season! Love Margaritas and this sounds great. Defenetly going to try this. Thanks for the share Mimi.
You are so welcome!
What a perfect adult beverage to beat this heat!!!!! Love the glasses.
My girlfriend bought those glasses for me at the pioneer woman mercantile.
I trust you! I trust you! Those look absolutely delicious and so refreshing on a hot day.
Definitely! And healthy, too!
Looks so refreshing and delicious. I wonder if they would freeze to make ice lollies out of this recipe or too much tequila?
Hmmm probably too much alcohol.
Lovely idea! Must try it. Out of almost the same ingredients I make a sloshed watermelon salad which people like – you marinate the watermelon cubes in a seasoned vodka (with lime juice, coconut palm sugar, and chopped mint), chill, and just before serving, you top it with feta cheese. Delicious as is, or on a bed of your favorite lettuce. I love summer!
Wow. What a recipe. Is it on your blog? Because it should be. Watermelon is one of the few things that makes summer more tolerable to me. And tequila…
One of my faves! I celebrated my wedding anniversary with just such a drink last night
Very cool! And Happy Anniversary!
What a coincidence. I just had a watermelon margarita for the first time a few days ago. It was awful: syrupy and sickly sweet. Yours sounds a lot more like what I had been hoping for.
Oh my no. This is not sweet. Why do people always think they need to add sugar?!!!