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Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Serves
8

Ingredients

1/4 cup
sugar
60mL
¼ cup
2 tbsp each salt and coloured sugar, for rimming glasses
60 mL
2
limes for rims and garnish
4 cups
frozen, cubed, seedless watermelon (see tip)
1 L
1 cup
tequila
250 mL
1/2 cup
lime juice (bottled or juice of 10 limes)
125 mL
1/4 cup
orange liqueur such as Cointreau or triple sec
60 mL
3 cups
Panache Carbonated Spring Water
with Natural Lime Flavour, chilled
750 mL

Directions

Step 1
To prepare simple syrup, pour 1/4 cup (60 mL) boiling water over the 1/4 (60 mL) cup sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool completely.
Step 2
Mix salt and coloured sugar (use coloured "decorating sugar" from the baking aisle); spread onto small dish. Cut lime wedge and rub onto rims of 8 shortball glasses (about 1 cup /250 mL each). Dip rims in salt/sugar mixture. Set aside
Step 3
In blender, blitz frozen watermelon, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and simple syrup until just slushy. (Notes: To freeze watermelon ahead, line a baking sheet with plastic wrap, arrange cubes in a single layer. Freeze overnight until firm. For non-alcoholic version, substitute tequila and orange liqueur with equal quantities of carbonated water in lime or orange flavour.)
Step 4
Divide watermelon slush into 8 glasses. Top with carbonated spring water. Garnish each glass with lime round, if desired.

Tip

Transfer frozen watermelon cubes into freezer bags to store.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
Calories:
140
Carbs:
16 g
Sugar:
14 g
Protein:
1 g
Sodium:
35 mg