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.
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).
Watermelon Cucumber Margarita
by Sweet Life
by Vianney Rodriguez
makes 4 margaritas
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
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…