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Cucumber Watermelon Margaritas

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Ingredients

4 cups seedless watermelon chunks

1/2 English cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 lime, zested, plus juice of 1/2 lime, plus wedge for rimming glasses

1/4 cup course kosher salt

1 -ounce agave syrup or honey

3 ounces white tequila

Directions

  1. Liquefy the watermelon and cucumber in a blender and strain through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Mix the lime zest and salt on a small plate and reserve.
  3. When ready to serve:
  4. Mix 1/2 cup watermelon-cucumber juice with lime juice, agave and tequila in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake well to chill. Rub the rim of a martini glass with a lime wedge and dip it into the lime zest mixture. Pour the margarita into the salt-rimmed martini glass and enjoy!

Cook’s Note

Leftover watermelon-cucumber juice can be chilled and used up to 3 days. Watermelon and cucumber juices are extremely good for you and super refreshing on a hot summer day. These delicious fresh juices replace the sweet and sour mix found in most restaurant margaritas and the result is an addictive, thirst quenching cocktail. A splash of fresh orange juice or a little Cointreu adds another fruity element. If you have a whole watermelon and cucumber, cut small wedges of each to garnish the drink.

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