My favorite summer drink hands down is fresh watermelon juice. No wait, I meant to say margaritas. Oh but, the juice is so refreshing... but summer needs tequila... WAIT! There's no need to decide is there? How about watermelon margaritas served IN mini watermelons. Yes, as I was saying, watermelon margaritas are my favorite summer drink...
Step 1: Supplies
mini watermelons (one per drink - I got mine at Safeway)
2 tbsp lime syrup (make this first so it has time to cool)
- 1 tbsp lime zest
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp triple sec liqueur
1/2 cup 100% agave tequila (I used Espolon)
1 lime wedge
sharp chef's knife
medium sized mixing bowl
measuring spoons and cups
fun wide straws
Step 2: Zest & Juice
Zest 1 tbsp lime rind* and juice enough limes for 2 tbsp per drink you are making. Also cut enough lime wedges so you have one for each drink.
*the zest will be used for making a sugar syrup that will be enough for several drinks
Step 3: Make Lime Syrup
Combine the sugar, lime zest, and water in a small saucepan on the stove. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain out the lime zest.