Watermelon Margarita Wedges
This is my favorite recipe for a Summer party. I’ve been making this recipe for over 10 years and it’s always a hit! I love how refreshing the watermelon tastes, but you are also enjoying the great taste of a margarita.
1 small seedless watermelon, quartered and cut into 1-inch wedges
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
½ cup tequila
¼ cup orange liqueur such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier (Triple Sec works also)
¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
½ bunch fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced, for garnish
flake salt, for garnish (optional)
- Bring sugar and water to a boil until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool to room temperature.
- Arrange watermelon in a shallow serving bowl. Pour sugar-water mixture, tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice over watermelon.
- Refrigerate for one hour (or up to one day) and allow margarita mixture to soak into watermelon.
- To Serve: Garnish with mint leaves and flake salt (or margarita salt)