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!

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
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. 

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

  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

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

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

  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!

  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

  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

  8. Yummy, this looks so delicious!

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

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

  11. so nice :)

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

  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.

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

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

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

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


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