Happy 4th of July!
This recipe is from Boulder Locavore. When I first saw this I knew I had to try it! I have been into infused vodkas recently … cranberry vodka, strawberry vodka … and infused tequila sounded amazing!
My friend Julia visited me recently, and I kept telling her about this amazing watermelon margarita that I just HAD to make for her. Unfortunately, time ran out and I did not get to make it for her. She told me I just HAD to post this. So – here you go!
First, you infuse the tequila.
Watermelon Infused Tequila
1 – 750ml bottle 100% agave tequila
2 lbs cubed watermelon
Place the watermelon cubes in a large jar. I use a 1/2 gallon Ball canning jar. Pour the tequila over the watermelon cubes. Let this sit at room temperature 1-2 weeks. Periodically shake it to mix up. After 1-2 weeks, place in the fridge, and it is ready whenever you need it!
Not only is this the perfect drink for the 4th of July, I think it is perfect year round! Honest – sometimes when I have an overly rough day at work, I will come home and make one. Don’t hate me?
Print this recipe!
1 1/2 ounces watermelon infused tequila
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/4 cup watermelon cubes from the infused tequila (3-4 cubes)
1 cup crushed ice
Blend all ingredients together. Serve.
I hope you are your family have a wonderful day celebrating life, love and the pursuit of happiness. isn’t that what everyone wants? I know we will be doing just that!
This is linked to Full Plate Thursday.