Watermelon Cucumber Margarita Cazuela Cocktail made from fresh watermelon and cucumber juice, lime juice and tequila Blanco served in a Cazuela is a showstopper, refreshing and simple to whip up for crowd.
Y’all I am soaking in every minute of watermelon season here in Texas. August is my favorite month to enjoy watermelons, they are at their peak and the sweetest of the season. My watermelon cucumber margarita Cazuela cocktail is the best way to kick of the weekend.
Watermelon cucumber margarita Cazuela cocktail is super easy to make, all you need is a blender, no cocktail shaker required and served in a Cazuela, which makes for serving a crowd an ease.
There is so many reasons I love this cocktail – it’s fresh, vibrant in color, watermelon and cucumber pair perfectly together and baby this cocktail goes down SOOO smooth.
If you need help selecting a ripe watermelon – find some great tips here.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE WATERMELON CUCUMBER MARGARITA CAZEULA COCKTAIL
cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and quartered
Watermelon and cucumber for garnish.
TIPS ON MAKING WATERMELON CUCUMBER MARGARITA CAZUELA COCKTAIL
A seedless watermelon makes blending easier if you can find one, pero juice is strained before mixing so you can use a seeded melon.
Try swapping out a red watermelon for a yellow watermelon, fun!
Peeling the cucumber makes blending easier.
Add water to blender ¼ cup at a time, or more if needed to help with blending.
For the tequila, use what you like to sip. I prefer tequila that states 100% de agave on the bottle, which means the tequila is distilled only from Mexican blue agave plants. Cheaper tequilas are often muddled down with alcohol made from corn or sugar cane, resulting in a tequila that burns, taste flat and lacks flavor.
Nothing beats fresh lime juice in cocktails, fresh is always best.
I like to rim my glasses beforehand and place in the freezer for an extra chilly cocktail.
If you prefer to skip the cucumber in this cocktail, replace with more watermelon or swap out for honeydew or cantaloupe, adding 5 cups of juice melon.
WHAT IF I DON’T OWN A CAZUELA?
Feel free to use a punch bowl or two large pitchers to make this cocktail.
WHAT IS A CAZUELA?
read more about cazuelas here.
MAS CAZUELA COCKTAILS:
- 10 cups diced watermelon
- 6 cucumbers peeled, seeded, and quartered
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 3 cups tequila Blanco
- Watermelon and cucumber for garnish.
- Lime juice
In batches to a blender add watermelon and ¼ cup of water. Blend until smooth, strain. Rinse blender.
Repeat this step with cucumber adding water as needed, by ¼ cup. Blend until smooth and strain.
To a Cazuela or punch bowl add sugar and lime juice, stir to dissolve sugar. Pour in fresh watermelon juice, cucumber juice, stir to combine. Stir in tequila, add ice and garnish Cazuela with watermelon and cucumber slices. Run a lime wedge around rim of glass and dip into salt. Serve in cocktail glasses rimmed with salt and filled with ice.