After a stay in the freezer, cubes of watermelon become "ice" for this margarita, which gets an herbal edge from basil-infused tequila.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2007


Recipe Summary

Makes 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place 24 watermelon cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Cover, and freeze at least 1 hour (up to 2 days).

  • Puree remaining watermelon and the sugar in a blender until smooth. Pass through a sieve lined with cheesecloth into a bowl. (You should have 3 cups.)

  • Place tequila and basil in a glass pitcher, and crush with a wooden spoon. Stir in watermelon juice and triple sec.

  • Place watermelon cubes in glasses. Using a cocktail shaker, mix 3/4 cup margarita with 1 cup ice. Strain into a glass. Repeat. Serve garnished with basil.


Reviews (2)

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Rating: Unrated
I made these for my birthday and everyone loved them. I used mint leaves instead of basil, and Patron as my silver tequila.
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Oh my goodness this was terrible. I made a batch for a dinner party and when the first guest handed her glass back to me still full, I dumped it and got out the back-up bottled margarita mix. She said, "This doesn't taste like a margarita. It just takes like weird watermelon juice." Gah! The watermelon ice cubes were very cute though, used them in other drinks.