Frozen Watermelon-Cilantro Slushy

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 5 hr
  • Yield: 4 slushies
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1 small watermelon, approximately 2 pounds, cleaned and cut into 2-inch chunks and frozen

2 1/2 jiggers white tequila

1/2 jigger grenadine

2 jiggers simple syrup (equal amounts of sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves; cool)

1 jigger freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 1 lemon

1 jigger freshly squeezed lime juice, about 2 limes

Pinch kosher salt

1/4 cup firmly packed cilantro leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

1 lime, sliced thinly into wheels, for garnish


  1. Put cut watermelon into freezer bags and store in freezer for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight. This can be done weeks in advance.
  2. Put the frozen watermelon into a blender. Add all the remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture is thoroughly blended and creamy, with flecks of cilantro throughout. Pour into 4 ice cold pilsner glasses or other tall glasses. Garnish each glass with a cilantro sprig and a lime wheel. Serve.