Watermelon Cucumber Margarita

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Sipping Saturday 

 Happy Weekend!

It’s been extremely hot, humid and just plain sticky in the Rio Grande Valley.

Keeping hydrated at all times is the key in surviving our current weather.

Last week I shared one of my go-to aguas to help beat the summer heat.  Agua de pepino

That day I made a huge pitcher and sipped the heat away. Later in the evening as I enjoyed a movie with my hubby I drizzled in a bit of tequila to my agua de pepino.

Remarkable! I knew I was on to something.

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I had planned on focusing on only cucumber as the flavor, but at the last minute decided to add watermelon for color.

What a combo. Both flavors came together so easily and the tequila did not at all hinder the “cooling”

quality of the margarita.  This is exactly what I was after.  A margarita that offered both great flavor, but gave the tongue a replenishing hit.

But be warned my margarita maniacs this stunner will sneak up on you.

I should know.  I had four(smile).

Enjoy!

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Watermelon Cucumber Margarita

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

makes 4 margaritas

salt

lime wedges

1 cup tequila

1/2 cup watermelon juice

1/2 cup cucumber juice, from 1 cucumber peeled, diced and seeded

1 tsp salt

4-6 tsp agave

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup Cointreau

ice cubes

On a small plate spread salt.  With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.  Dip glasses into salt.   Place glasses into freezer to chill.

In a blender combine cucumber, salt, lime juice and agave.  Blend until smooth.

In a pitcher combine tequila, watermelon juice, cucumber mixture, and Cointreau.

Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lime or cucumber slices.

Crave more Margaritas, I know I do..why not try these…

Margarita Mania

Strawberry Margarita

Guava Margarita

Carrot Margarita

Citrus Margarita

Cantaloupe Margarita

Papaya Margarita

Pina y Pepino Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

 Mango Margarita 

Honeydew Margarita

Cherry Margarita

Peach Margarita

Kiwi Margarita

Blackberry Margarita

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Matt says

    Saw the pic on Serious Eats and couldn’t resist dropping by. A quick question about the recipe:

    The ingredients call for cucucmber juice, but the method says to blend cucumber. Do I juice the cucumber separately, then combine this juice with the agave, lime and salt; or do I just blend the seeded / peeled cucumber with the agave, lime and salt, as per the agua de pepino recipe? Thanks!

    • VianneyVianney says

      Hey Matt!!
      thanks for stopping by!! Yeah, now reading the recipe it does sound confusing, lol Blend the cucumber (peeled,diced and seeded) with the lime,salt and agave like the agua! Let me know how you like them!!
      sweet life

  2. says

    My nickname this season is Summer Lush, all b.c of your marvelous margarita recipes. More bartenders need to review your recipes! You are generous, yet proportional with the alcohol content. Waiting for the next adult beverage homerun…

  3. says

    ive been seeing watermelon all over the place this past week. as a fresh fruit on its own, no me gusta… but in drinks, desserts, candy, etc… me ecanta! la mezcla con pepino makes it pop even more! Bravo!

  4. says

    Hi There, This is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

  5. says

    so what you’ve done is take the two most watery items of produce ever and make a delicious and refreshing beverage out of them.
    bravo. :)

  6. says

    I saw a lame recipe for this in whole food mag I think and thought of the wonders you could do with the watermelon and cucumber combo – low and behold, it’s a beauty…

  7. says

    perfect for a summers day. watermelon is always good to help one tolerate the heat. add a bit of tequila and this and that and I’ll be dancing on the tables!

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