Is it just me or are alcoholic beverages colder and more refreshing in the heat of summer?! Whether it’s after a long day at the office or relaxing by the beach, drinks are in order. Cold beers, chilled white wine, and margaritas – oh the margaritas! Last week when I arrived at the local farm to pick up my CSA I was greeted by bins upon bins of watermelon. It was divine. I instantly knew what my next recipe would be – watermelon margarita!
My summer CSA has been amazing thus far. I highly recommend investing in a CSA/Farm Share. It seems like a costly investment, but we’re only half way through the season and I’ve already gotten my money’s worth and more. I’ve taken home 6 squashes, 8 tomatoes, 1/4 lb of salad greens, a bunch of kale, root veggies, corn, two melons, fresh picked flowers, and 4 bunches of herbs fresh picked from the farm – and that’s all for one week. I get this much food each week! It’s simply the best! I never dreamed that I would be taking home one watermelon per week for nearly a month straight thus far. I HAD to share my watermelon bounty with you all!
Once I returned home from my CSA trip and bit into a few pieces of sweet, juicy, dripping watermelon, I got down to work. Vibrant pink watermelon, tart lemons and limes, and smoky tequila make this watermelon margarita the perfect summertime refresher.
Serves: 5 cups
4 cups chopped watermelon (these can be generous heaping cups!)
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
1 1/2 limes, juiced
5 shots of tequila
6 ice cubes
Add watermelon, lemon juice, lime juice, and tequila to a blender. Blend until watermelon is completely pureed. Then add in ice cubes, pulse to crush cubes. Final mixture should be slightly slushy. Pour into a jar, garnish with slices of lemon and lime, and chill on out!