Sunday, June 2, 2013

Watermelon Margaritas

We visited Eric's Grandpa this weekend, and I wanted to make him a treat. I saw the idea for watermelon margaritas on Pinterest, where else?! The pin didn't have a recipe, so I did some research and came up with my own. It took us awhile to find a store that sold alcohol, and E got a little grumpy along the way...the margarita was the perfect cure.

Ingredients for 1 margarita:
1 cup of watermelon
1-2 shots of tequila, we like Jose Cuervo Gold around these parts
1/2 lime
1/2 cup Club Soda

How to:
Blend the tequila and watermelon. We used an immersion blender because that was all Grandpa had on hand. If you want to make a large batch feel free to use a large blender and double or quadruple the recipe! Pour the puree into a glass of ice and scoop off the foam at the top. Squeeze half a lime into the glass and drop the lime in. Pour in the Club Soda and give it a good stir. If you're feeling fancy you can salt your glass before serving. These are great for a summer night on the porch.

We drank our margaritas with grilled chicken, a tossed salad, and roasted squash and zucchini.

Health notes: Of course alcohol is not particularly healthy, but like most things it is ok in moderation. If you are looking to lose weight, avoid alcohol until you meet your goal and then only use it in moderation. This recipe does not have any added sugar making it the perfect alternative to a pre-made margarita mix!


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