To create salted glasses for these watermelon margaritas, place 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice on a small plate, and 1/2 cup coarse salt on another. Dip rims of four glasses in lime juice, then in the salt to coat.
I used this recipe as my starting point, and altered it a bit. Instead of making the orange infused simple syrup, I subbed 4 oz. Gran Marnier, and I didn't strain the watermelon juice, I just put all the ingredients in my Vita Mix and blended it up! Fantastic!
Rating: 4 stars
I loved this drink, but altered the recipe somewhat by combining this with the recipe for watermelon coolers (a non-alcoholic recipe on this site). The only real difference in the watermellon juice is the lack of orange, but I didn't miss it at all!
The flavor is fruity with enough tequila to give it a kick, and it's a wonderfully cooling way to enjoy a summer cocktail. I really appreciate the simpleness of only a few ingrediants--it means no flavor gets lost behind any others.
YUM! This is the perfect summer time cocktail. Surprisingly easy although it takes a little time to make the watermelon juice. But sooo worth it!