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.
CONTEST – Name this Cocktail
- 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
Rachelle’a’s hella watermella…
Liquid Lava Melon
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
I’m terrible at coming up with creative names.. unless it’s naming a puppy. Lol. This drink sounds scrumptious and looks beautiful. I could use one right about now, regardless of it being mid Thursday afternoon and im not on a stay-cation. As for the name? I donno… Watermelon sunrise? That makes no sense. I told u, I suck. ♡ the above mentioned names are all clever. I vote for any of those! 🙂 Cheers!
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
Watermelon Fizzy Smash! 😉 Whatever the name is, I WANNA!!!
Water melt me!!!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
This is the best post (& recipe) ever Rachelle!! Sounds like you are having a great staycation (Day drinking on a Thursday? Count me in!) Love all the previous drink name suggestions and I bet Chris has a hard time choosing just one. I think it should be called Damn Good Drink! Just kiddin’, how about Sparkling Watermelon Damn Good Drink! Obviously I won’t be picking out Amazon stuff this weekend but I will be picking out a watermelon at the store. Winning!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
This drink sounds delicious, Rachelle.
Citrus Melon Barmy!
David @ Spiced
Who cares what you call it? When you’ve got something that looks this good, you just need to make it/drink it as fast as possible…and then make/drink another one! Haha! But just to throw my hat in the ring, let’s go with Watermelon Sparkletini. Is it 5:00 yet?
Annie @ ciaochowbambina
Oh my! I want one, now!
Italian Melon Margarita 🙂
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
This looks like such a refreshing summer cocktail! I can totally imagine enjoying this on a sunny afternoon on my patio!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
What a fun and pretty drink! Looks so refreshing! Oooh so fun – Key West Melon Bliss or a Citrus Melon Bliss
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
What a refreshing looking gorgeous pink drink! Whatever the name of this cocktail, I want it right now! Parcel me that alluring glass! 🙂