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Jul 14, 2015

Sips: Watermelon Margaritas



Who doesn't love a margarita? Ok, probably quite a few people, but let's move on and pretend everyone does fa la la la.  Margaritas are one of my absolute favorite cocktails and what I will always drink on vacation.  They're just so FUN!  

I love a flavored margarita, but all of the packaged mixers are so full of sugar and other nonsense that I have resigned to always make my own.  And you know what?  They taste about a million times better and like the real deal ones you sip on a beach in Mexico. 

 I change it up with whatever fruits or juices we have on hand.  For this one, I had a ton of watermelon and thought it would do.  It definitely did!  Mango is going to be my next fruit to try, because, also, YUM!


Ingredients
1 to 1.5 shots clear tequila (or vodka)*
3 shot glasses worth of watermelon juice*
Juice of half a lime (save lime to rim glass with)
Agave nectar
Splash of elderflower liquor
Seltzer
Salt for glasses (optional)



-Cut lime in half Run around edge of glass to moisten then dip glass in salt.
- Add tequila, elderflower liquor, lime juice and watermelon juice in a shaker with ice and shake it!
-Pour mixture into your glass.  Add seltzer to about 3/4 full.  It may fizz up so make sure to keep an eye on it!  Add agave nectar in, to taste. I like mine sweeter so I add a lot more than Josh. 
-Cheers!



*When I made this I had run out of tequila (HORROR) but tried it with vodka and found that it really gave the same style drink with a slightly different taste.  If you're not a tequila drinker, no reason to force it!

*I always make my own in either our juicer or Vitamix depending on how lazy/motivated I feel.  I always include the pulp too for extra nutrients.  


linking up with the ladies of The Sequin Notebook


Cheers babes!
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20 comments:

  1. Can you please bring one of these to me right now? Nevermind that I'm working at summer school....just bring one! :)

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  2. I love making fresh watermelon juice too- totally worth the blender cleanup ;) And agreed that everyone loves a margarita! I love the addition of the elderflower liqueur, yum! xoxo

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  3. So refreshing - i want this instead of my coffee right now!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. This sounds so good and refreshing -- yum!! I have watermelon in the fridge that's dying to become one of these ;)

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  5. The only way I can have a margarita is when I make it my own - I can't handle all of the sugar you get at bars/restaurants! Can't wait to try this version!

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  6. OMG this seriously sounds amazing! SO yummy! Watermelon anything is so refreshing in the summer and good to know it was just as good with vodka!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. Looks so good. I'm not a fan of regular margaritas, but I can do a flavored one! Love that it is more natural. xo

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  8. Yummy, this looks so delicious!

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  9. YUM! These would be delish with either vodka or tequila :-D

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  10. Yum - this looks delicious! I've been itching to make some watermelon drinks this summer.

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  11. so nice :)
    Kisses!

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  12. That sounds delicious and summery! Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. oh yummy yummy!!! I can't get enough watermelon of course this summer!! I can even make a delicious mock-tail from this recipe!! hooray.

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  14. I have a watermelon at home!! I know what I'm making tonight!! :)

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  15. YUM! I know what I’m testing out for happy hour this week!

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  16. YUM!!!! Got to try this. Do you just put the watermelon in the vitamix with water? Or by it self?!

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  17. Ummmmmm that looks pretty and delicious. Definitely want to try that!

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