Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges
This grown-up fruit dessert borrows flavors from margaritas. Tequila and Triple Sec infuse the watermelon slices, which also get a spray of lime juice and a sprinkling of coarse salt. The longer the watermelon soaks, the more flavorful it becomes -- one more reason to save any leftover slices.
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- Servings: 4
Photography: Helen Norman
Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2009
- 1 small seedless watermelon, red or yellow, quartered and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup Triple Sec
- 2 limes, halved or cut into wedges
- Flaked sea salt or coarse salt
Arrange watermelon in a single layer in two 9-by-13-inch baking dishes. Bring sugar, water, tequila, and Triple Sec to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Let cool slightly. Pour syrup over watermelon wedges, and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.
Remove watermelon from syrup, and arrange on a platter. Squeeze limes over melon, and season with salt.