Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • 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 Sensations by Compliments 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
  • Calories 140
  • Fat 0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  • Carbs 16 g
  • Sugar 14 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 35 mg

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  • Recipe_total_time Total Time 1 h 20 min
  • Recipe_serve Serves: 8