Recipe courtesy of Louis Osteen

Tequila Spiked Watermelon Soup

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  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 cup sugar

1/2 cup tequila

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup triple sec


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


  1. Make tequila syrup: Combine all syrup ingredients. Place on medium heat until sugar dissolves. Chill until cold.
  2. Make triple sec whipped cream garnish: Combine whipped cream ingredients and beat to stiff peaks. Pipe rosettes on waxed paper-lined pan. Freeze.
  3. 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.