Watermelon Margaritas

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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...

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Step 1: Supplies

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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
course salt


sharp chef's knife
cutting board
medium sized mixing bowl
immersion blender
measuring spoons and cups
zest grater
citrus juicer
small saucepan
small sieve
fun wide straws

Step 2: Zest & Juice

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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

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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.

utgoff made it!1 year ago

Such a great way to get my water quotient for the day! (and my tequila quotient, and my triple sec quotient, and my melon quotient, etc)

Paige Russell (author)  utgoff1 year ago

Haha, yes!

tlebsack1 year ago

Okay, You've got me saving for a stick blender.

Paige Russell (author)  tlebsack1 year ago

You won't regret it tlebsack!

headbonger made it!1 year ago

I used a modified recipe with no sugar - such a great idea!

Paige Russell (author)  headbonger1 year ago

Nice headbonger!

My birthday is coming up, and I am making these! Great instructable! Thank you

Thanks CurtosNoirDesign. And happy birthday!

Jentlemen1 year ago
Nice gif input that surprised me