The rain has left us for a few days, and the sun is shining bright! No, I am not outside enjoying it because…..
1) I am here at the computer
2) I need to go upstairs and finish painting the wood trim. The appraiser will be here Thursday…YIKES!
3) The pollen counts are off the charts
So I am looking out my windows at the gorgeous day, and it still makes me happy 🙂 These watermelon margaritas, make me even happier! The original recipe comes from Sheryl Crow’s Cookbook “if it makes you healthy”. The recipe is too large to make in one batch, so you have to break it down and make smaller batches. Well then your alcohol concentrations will be out of whack, so I have split the recipe for you and added pretty pictures…..you’re welcome!
Here is a picture of the CABO WABO® Tequila, okay not a good one, but it will give you an idea of what the bottle looks like in case you were curious…..
CABO WABO® is Sammy Hagar’s brand of tequila, yes the former lead singer of Van Halen. I was curious to see if it was worth the hype, and it tastes great in these margaritas!
Cut open, slice, peel, and dice your watermelon. Place watermelon chunks in a large plastic zipper bag…..
Freeze watermelon for a minimum of 3 hours. Place unused frozen watermelon back in the freezer for next time…..
Place frozen watermelon, tequila, sugar, lime juice, and Cointreau in a blender. Add ice cubes, and start with the lowest setting, mine is STIR…..
Continue blending until you make it to PUREE/LIQUEFY and mixture is smooth…..
Rub the rim of the margarita glasses with the remnants of your squeezed lime…..
Dip glass into a bowl of sugar to coat the edge…..
Pour margarita into glasses, add a straw and lime wedge, and serve…..
I will be cleaning and finishing up all of the painting projects over the next three days, so I have brought you a simple recipe today…..and I will be ordering take out for dinner 😉
Have a happy, sunny, Tuesday, and Enjoy!
|Prep time||3 hours, 30 minutes|
|Cook time||1 minute|
|Total time||3 hours, 31 minutes|
- 2 1/2 Cups seedless watermelon (diced and frozen)
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup high-quality clear tequila (I use Cabo Wabo Blanco)
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon Cointreau (or tripple sec)
- 2 Cups ice
|Cut open, slice, peel, and dice your watermelon. Place watermelon chunks in a large plastic zipper bag.|
|Freeze watermelon for a minimum of 3 hours. Place unused frozen watermelon back in the freezer for next time!|
|Place frozen watermelon, tequila, sugar, lime juice, and cointreau in a blender.|
|Add ice cubes, and start with the lowest setting, mine is STIR.|
|Continue blending until you make it to PUREE/LIQUIFY and mixture is smooth.|
|Rub the rim of the margarita glasses with the remnants of your squeezed lime.|
|Dip glass into a bowl of sugar to coat the edge.|
|Pour margarita into glasses, add a straw and lime wedge, and serve. Ole'|
The measurement for the tequila is quite literally 1/3 - 1/2 cup of tequila, as in the line between 1/3 and 1/2. Or you can measure as much as you would like, I will not tell 🙂
This recipe will be partying at these link parties!