Let’s do some day drinking.
I’m aware that it’s the middle of the day on a Thursday, but I’m on staycation. Woot!
Yesterday, I told Chris that I was in the mood.
For a watermelon margarita – get your mind out of the gutter.
So I consulted Martha and started with an adaption of her Watermelon Margarita. Then I had the most brilliant idea.
I told Chris that I had the most brilliant idea. His eyes got huge and he looked very very scared. He said he felt the earth shake during the explosion.
I added spumante. I just happened to have some in the fridge. Yes, I know that’s weird. Chris thought it was too sweet and added some sparkling water. Perfection. The problem then became what in tarnation is this thing called? Is it a margarita? A mimosa? A flirtini? Beats me.
I pose the question to you. What in tarnation is the name of this cocktail? It’s a contest! Cool!
Enter what name you would call this delicious adult beverage in the comments. I’ll give an anonymous list of titles to Chris to pick a winner. That way if Jennifer or Lisa wins you won’t think this contest is rigged. 🙂 All entries must be in by noon EDT Saturday May 30 and the winner will be announced later in the day.
Is there a prize, you ask? Of course, silly! The winner gets bragging rights and a $50 Amazon gift card.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- Top and bottom rind and inside of orange - about 1/2 inch sliced off the bottom and top
- 3 cups (approximately) of cubed seedless watermelon (after blended is about 2 1/2 cups juice)
- 1 1/4 cup tequila
- 1/2 cups key lime juice
- 1 lime
- Spumante - a splash per cup
- Club soda - a splash per cup
- Make a simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a saucepan, boil, reduce heat, and remove to a bowl to cool
- Blend watermelon and tequila in blender until smooth
- Drain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl
- Combine watermelon/tequila mixture in a pitcher, add simple syrup and lime juice
- Stir to combine
- Transfer about 3/4 cup of watermelon mixture to cocktail shaker with ice, shake until cold, pour into margarita glass and add a splash of spumante and a splash of club soda
- Garnish with a lime slice and salt if desired
Adapted from Martha Stewart