Watermelon is everywhere in summertime. It’s cool, refreshing, and looks wonderful in Instagram pictures (I know I’m not the only one who might have purchased food for a snapshot!) So I knew that I had to incorporate it into at least one cocktail this season! This Tequila Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca is equal parts delicious and perfectly cool for a summertime poolside cocktail!
The whole process from chopping to blending to pouring takes under ten minutes! You can’t beat that when running outside to your chaise lounge. Also, I know this recipe is for the alcohol fan, but it is equally as tasty if you for-go the tequila! Refreshing without the kick! For an added cool-factor, plan ahead and pop some watermelon chunks in the freezer for ice that won’t water down your cocktails!
6 Cups Fresh Watermelon
½ Cup Lime Juice (About 2 large limes)
Handful of Mint
3 Ounces of Tequila (My favorite is Don Julio)
1 Remove watermelon flesh from the rind and roughly chop into cubes. You can save the rinds for compost or pickling later! Note: I used a seedless watermelon, if you don’t have one make sure to remove the black seeds before using the blender!
2 Juice the limes. Make sure to save a few limes for garnish later!
3 Remove mint leaves from stalks- the amount of mint is up to you! I’m a mint fiend so the more the merrier in my mind.
4 Optional: Add tequila in now!
5 Blend everything together until it is well combined and the mint is in tiny flakes.
6 Strain into your serving vessel of choice, add ice or frozen watermelon chunks, garnish with lime and mint, then enjoy!
I’d love to know- how do you use watermelon in the summer? I’ve used it in my Watermelon-Basil Gin Refresher and in my Hydrating Summer Salad recipes!
This bottle of Don Julio was gifted to me. However, I was not compensated for using it in a post and all opinions are my own.
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