Hi there. I am real excited to share this ridiculously delicious cocktail recipe with you today. It’s one of my TOP TWO favorite cocktail recipes I’ve ever made along with our Toasted Coconut Margarita. (And I am not even a big margarita person, you guys, but these are extra EXTRA delicious.)
Alright!! First you need to make some fresh, homemade watermelon juice! It’s super easy, just two steps!
First, blend chunks of seedless watermelon until it is completely liquified. You don’t have to add water, just blend the pieces. I used one entire mini watermelon, and it produced one large mason jar of juice, by the way!
Then strain the juice. This takes a moment because you do have to rinse out the strainer as you go. Go ahead and pour some juice in, wait until it gets “clogged” and stops draining, rinse out that pulp, and keep straining. This will help your juice be light and fresh and not too thick.
3 ounces watermelon juice
2 ounces tequila blanco
2 ounces margarita mix
Bonus points if you make your own margarita mix, but you can use store bought too if you want. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, shake them up and serve them over ice. Garnish with a salt rim and a slice of fresh watermelon.
This drink is going to be a summer staple in our house. It’s very refreshing, interesting and not too syrupy like a lot of margaritas can be. To me, it’s a good mix of sweet and strong! Let me know what you think, and if you make one, don’t forget to post it on Instagram with #ABMhappyhour so we can see it!
Love you guys! xx- Elsie
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.