Written on July 18, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Erin Gleeson
How fun and colorful are these Watermelon Margaritas?! I think they’d be perfect for a summer BBQ. I love the addition of the watermelon “ice cubes” to keep your drink frosty cool. You could also make a non-alcoholic version of this by eliminating the Triple Sec and tequila. Enjoy!
- Watermelon cubes
- Kosher salt (to line glass rims, if desired)
- 8 lime wedges
- 3 cups Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
- 2 – 3 cups tequila
- 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 cup superfine sugar or powdered sugar
- 5 cups seedless watermelon, chopped
1.Freeze cubes of watermelon on a waxed paper-lined tray for 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
2. If you’d like to salt the rims of your glasses (I skipped this), place salt on a small plate. Rub rims of eight glasses with one of the lime wedges. Dip rims of glasses in salt to coat; set aside.
3. In a pitcher combine Triple Sec, tequila, lime juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
4. Pour 1/4 cup of tequila mixture into blender or food processor with chopped watermelon (working in batches if necessary). Cover and blend or process until smooth. You could strain it, but I don’t bother. Combine watermelon juice with remaining tequila mixture. Stir. Chill until ready to serve.
5. Place frozen watermelon cubes in glasses. Pour blended watermelon tequila mixture over watermelon cubes.
Photos and Illustrations by Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast, a blog full of simple recipe and entertaining ideas inspired by living in a cabin in the woods.
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Written on March 18, 2013 at 8:16 am , by Naomi Robinson
Of course the weather starts to warm slightly and I’m already jumping ahead for summer. I realize cantaloupe and watermelon aren’t exactly in season, and I’m bucking the farm-to-table trend with this Melon-Fresh Herb Sorbet recipe. But you can always stay a locavore by swapping out the melon for almost any in-season fruit and keeping the recipe ratio for the fruit portion.
To make the recipe as seen in the picture, you’ll notice I did a combination of watermelon, raspberry and mint—its sweetness with a little bit of cooling; for the cantaloupe I paired it with basil for a little added kick. There you go, two simple sorbets that’s great as is or another way to serve this Melon-Fresh Herb Sorbet recipe is to try floating it over some Prosecco for a refreshing sorbet float.
Whatever you do make it, freeze it and have a lot- it’s fruit based after all, so you can totally hit your daily fruit intake with this one.