Tequila Spiked Watermelon Soup

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
40 min

Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients
  • TEQUILA SYRUP:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • TRIPLE SEC WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons watermelon juice
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec
  • 3 cups watermelon, seeded and diced
  • 2 1/2 cups melon puree (approximately 3 cups watermelons, seeded, diced, pureed, and strained until smooth)
  • 1 1/2 cups tequila syrup
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup melon juice
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons melon (red and yellow), diced, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • Zest of 1 lime blanched in tequila syrup
Directions
  • Make tequila syrup: Combine all syrup ingredients. Place on medium heat until sugar dissolves. Chill until cold.

  • Make triple sec whipped cream garnish: Combine whipped cream ingredients and beat to stiff peaks. Pipe rosettes on waxed paper-lined pan. Freeze.

  • Make soup: In a food processor place 3 cups of watermelon. Pour out excess juice and reserve. Puree watermelon until smooth. In a bowl combine the melon puree, the reserved juice, 1 1/2 cups tequila syrup, 1/4 cup tequila, juice of two limes and chill. In another small bowl combine 4 tablespoons diced melons for garnish, 1 tablespoon triple sec, and lime zest and chill. To serve, place whipped cream garnish in the bottom of a Kosher salt-rimmed bowl or glass. Pour 6 ounces of soup into the bowl or glass. Garnish with 1 tablespoon of the diced melons and sprinkle with salt.


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