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Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

Makes 4 cocktails


Frozen Watermelon Margaritas For these refreshing ruby-colored cocktails, I freeze chunks of melon (select a dead-ripe, juicy, flavorful one). blended with the melon as the only chilling agent, the drinks are not diluted, and the delicate flavor of the fruit comes through. Gold watermelon can be substituted.


4 cups 1-inch chunks seedless watermelon
4 lime wedges
Kosher salt on a small plate
3/4 cup Triple Citrus Tequila or
   any good-quality tequila
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1/3 cup fresh lime juice


Place the melon chunks in a plastic bag, and freeze until solid. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a large stemmed cocktail glass. dip the moistened rim in the salt. Set the lime wedge and glass aside. Repeat with the remaining wedges and glasses.

Transfer about three fourths of the melon chunks, separating them, to a blender jar. Add the tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice and blend until fairly smooth. Add the remaining melon and blend until smooth. Divide the cocktail mixture among the prepared glasses. Squeeze a lime wedge into each cocktail, drop the wedge into the glass, and serve immediately.


The El Paso Chile Company
Margarita Cookbook

By W. Park Kerr
William Morrow & Co.
Hardback, $12.95
Color photographs
Publication date: May 1998
ISBN: 0-688-16826-4
Recipe Reprinted by permission.


Margarita Cookbook



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