What could be more rewarding after a long week of business than to begin the weekend with a cooling margarita. Honeydew is one of the coolest melons. Don’t you think?
A lime green pale rind gives way to a juicy pale interior bursting with natural sweetness. Slice, dice or chop any way you serve this melon it is sure to please.
The next time you carve into a fresh honeydew, why not save a few slices and make yourself this cool margarita. Enjoy!
A few tips on choosing the perfect honeydew. Select one that is heavy for it’s size. Run your fingers around the surface, you don’t want bruises or deep indentations.
Smell the melon. You want a melon that smells “sweet.” Don’t worry about prying eyes at the produce department. You deserve the best of what nature bestows on us. So smell, rub and inspect away my friends!
by Sweet Life
by Vianney Rodriguez
makes 4 margaritas
1 cup tequila
1 cup fresh honeydew juice
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup Cointreau
On a small plate spread salt. With lemon wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses. Dip glasses into salt. Place glasses into freezer to chill.
In a pitcher combine tequila, honeydew juice, lemon juice and Cointreau. Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lemon slices.
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Magic of Spice says
You are the Queen of the Margarita!
Presley's Pantry says
Honeydew margarita is on my list of things to do! Sounds delightful!
[email protected] says
What an incredible idea. You are always full of surprise. 🙂
Well, SweetLife, you’ve finally found a drink that doesn’t make my mouth water. But, that’s only because I’m allergic to honeydew. I’m gonna go back the chipotle beef recipe and drool over that. As always, these drink pictures are gorgeous and I find myself thirsty anyways!
The next time I plan a vacation with Mom…I’ll be inviting ourselves over to Bonnie’s Margarita Saloon…Mom will never leave. Did I mention…she can only handle one glass and then she’s just not herself anymore. LOL
I’m sending her your drink…Salut!
[email protected] Sweet TOuch says
Oh Bonnie I wish today was friday night with this recipe. After getting hooked to you strawberry margarita I am sure this will be addicting too. BTW Mr. Scooter sent you lots of hugs and licks.
Mmmm….that looks refreshing and delicious for a hot summer day.
Kitchen Belleicious says
You rock girl! Now honeydew in a magarita- that is genius and so fun I can’t even begin to say how bad I wish I had one of those! Not for 6 more months! I am counting down the days!
Carolyn Jung says
Nothing better than cool wedge of fresh honeydew melon on a warm summer day. Well, a honeydew margarita might come close. 😉
Roxana GreenGirl says
I love honeydew melons, actually I love all melons.
This margarita sounds great on a hot day!
You have perfected the margarita trail! Yay! Another great addition to your repertoire.
Lori Lynn says
You are definitely the Queen of Margaritas. This one rocks!
Quay Po Cooks says
Margarita for me anytime. Never had honeydew margarita before. Got to go get some melon to try this out.
I’m afraid I leave my fingerprints on much of the produce in the markets and sometimes, I even get the manager over to help me choose – hey, that’s when it’s important to become friends with them, like the butcher and fishmonger etc, they know what to look for…
– anyway, enough rambling, this is one fine margarita, a sweet gem for sure, hope your weekend was just as perfect
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Oh this is very timely! Last week we bought the sweetest, most delicious honeydew and I was thinking of going back to see whether they had any more. What a delicious ending for a honeydew 🙂
another fun drink 🙂
This looks like the perfect drink for a hot Saturday afternoon!
Oh Yessssss! Honeydew Margaritas, count me in. Sounds delicious, thanks for the great tips on how to buy the melon. Have a great weekend. 🙂
sheila @ Elements says
I’ve never had honeydew in a cocktail before, but it’s a wonderful idea! I just know I would love this margarita, but I think I’m gonna have to simply buy a honeydew and do a little taste test to see for myself just how wonderful it is. I can’t wait! 🙂
Parsley Sage says
So perfect for summer!
Nelly Rodriguez says
looks so refreshing!
you always makes a great refreshing drinks every time, I went to your blog I feel thirst =) thumbs for this !
Mandy - The Complete Cook Book says
Now this is a great margarita – I LOVE honeydew melons.
Honeydew is actually my favorite melon and I couldn’t think of a better way to start the weekend!
Belinda @zomppa says
This is definitely one of the coolest!
Maris (InGood Taste) says
What a fantastic idea! Honeydew does not show up in too many recipes and that is a a shame because it is so good!
A lovely Margarita! Certainly very tempting.