This is one blazin’ hot summer! So when I got my Secret Recipe Club assignment this month, Staying Close to Home, I was immediately drawn to all of the summery recipes (though there are so many cute kid friendly crafts and recipes, too – Snake Sandwich, you will happen one of these days!)
I am so glad I made the choice to do another drink (sheesh, two months in a row! – must be hot out!) Watermelon Margaritas absolutely hit the spot and were so amazing at the end of a hot, muggy day. I was a bit cheater and used sprite instead of making simple syrup (shhh…don’t tell) but do make some margaritas, and while you’re at it, head on over to Staying Close to Home and say, “Hello!”
*Unless you are a tequila connoisseur, use what you already have on hand. If you need to buy some, there is no need to buy expensive top shelf tequila for this recipe. I used the cheapest bottom shelf tequila I could find (and I love it!)
Adapted from Staying Close to Home
12 oz watermelon, cut in large chunks
6-8 mint leaves (optional)
2/3 cup sprite or other lemon-lime soda
2/3 cup tequila
Place the watermelon and the mint into a blender. Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture into a bowl through a fine mesh sieve or paper towel lined colander.
Mix the watermelon-mint juice (approximately 1 1/3 cup), sprite and tequila. Serve in ice filled glasses.
If desired, brush the edges of the glasses with watermelon juice and dip in colored sugar before adding the ice and margarita.
Makes 4 small or 2 large margaritas