Watermelon Rose Water Margaritas

Watermelon Rose Water Margarita: Drink up the freshness!

We’re not big tequila drinkers. So, after making a couple of margarita fruit salads, what do we do with the big bottle of tequila left over? Well…EXPERIMENT! Yes, I said we’re not big tequila drinkers, but a couple of margaritas with fresh watermelon and a couple of splashes of rose water won’t hurt us, right?
It was simple to make: watermelon, lemon juice, lime juice, rose water, and tequila. All blended up in our lovely Vitamix with some ice. Frothy and sweet. Light and refreshing. No need for a mix! 
The color was so pretty. I had to break out some margarita glasses my cousin gave us as a wedding gift.  And what made it even prettier was the organic sugar crystals around the lime-juiced rim. 
Now…what do I do with the rest of this tequila? Can you use it in a baked dessert? Let us know in the comments!
Oh, and here’s the recipe!
Watermelon Rose Water Margaritas
Source: Macaroon, Bartending but Not Really
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups of cut watermelon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 c. cold water
  • 2-3 c. ice
  • 2 Tbsp. rose water
  • 2 Tbsp. tequila 
Garnish:
  • Lime wedges
  • Salt and/or sugar for rolling (optional)
Directions:
  1. Prepare 4 margarita glasses by running a lime wedge around the edge of each glass. Roll glasses in sale or sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, mix together watermelon, lemon and lime juices and 1/2 c. of water until smooth
  3. Run mixture through sieve to remove any fruit bits or seeds
  4. Add mixture back to blender with ice, rose water and tequila. Blend on high for about 1 minute
  5. Pour into prepared margarita glasses and serve
  6. Enjoy with friends…responsibly!

Notes:
Want a non-alcoholic (virgin) version of this drink? Just follow the recipe as listed, but leave out the tequila. Add a little more lime juice before pouring into glasses. Top off glasses with a bit of seltzer for a light spritzy touch.


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