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Food Challenge- Watermelon June 8, 2011

Filed under: Colorful Fruit and Veggie Challenge,Food,Recipe — Sharon @ 12:18 pm

 Summer time!  Watermelon is one of my favorites and I usually only indulge in the summer when it is nice and FRESH!  Love it!

Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 limes, 2 juiced and 1 cut into wedges for garnish
  • 8 ounces tequila
  • 5 ounces Triple Sec, divided
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

In a blender, puree the watermelon and sugar until smooth. Pour the puree through a fine mesh strainer. Transfer the liquid to a pitcher and add the lime juice, tequila and 4 ounces of the Triple Sec. Stir to combine.

In a shallow dish, combine the kosher salt with the chili powder. In a second small plate, add the remaining 1-ounce of Triple Sec. Dip the rims of 4 margarita glasses in the Triple Sec, then coat them in the salt and chili mixture. Divide the margarita between the 4 glasses and garnish each with a lime wedge.

I found this new margaritta mix from Jose Cuervo that is only 100 Calories per serving.

So I cut up some watermelon and threw it in the blender with a half cup of water and a little sugar and then poured it threw a strainer.

Then I mixed a little dried chili flakes with the salt, not a lot! and rimmed the glass with salt and pepper.

OR

If your feeling Vodka is more your friend than check out this martini recipe!

~ WATERMELON MARTINI~

Much like the Cucumber Martini I made this is a great summer drink recipe too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup watermelon juice (Blend in blender and press watermelon through a sieve or cheesecloth)
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) Vodka (Citron 0r the Melon ones wold work well too)
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (sugar and water)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons salt (optional- use sea or kosher)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (optional- sugar in the raw works well)
  • ice
  • Watermelon slices, for garnish (optional)

Preparation:

Makes 2 servings.Mix together the sugar and salt if using. Wet the rim of a chilled martini glass with a piece of watermelon. Dip the rim into the sugar and salt mixture. Repeat for other glass.Place the watermelon juice, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Top with ice. Shake well.Pour contents through strainer into martini glasses.Garnish with a wedge of watermelon if desired.

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