While margaritas may not be the first thing that comes to mind for the 4th of July, they are a delicious way of serving a large crowd since they can be made in large batches and placed in drink dispensers. The Watermelon Margarita from our 4th of July PB Party is a great twist on a classic cocktail thanks to the infusion of juicy watermelon. One sip and you will know why our collaborator, Alexis Traina, says that they are a must have for any summer gathering.
1 small ripe seedless watermelon, rind removed
1 1/4 cups of silver tequila made from 100% agave
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
8 watermelon wedges
8 fresh lime slices
– Puree watermelon in batches in blender. Strain through sieve set over large bowl. Mix 5 cups puree (reserve any remaining puree for another batch), tequila, lime juice and sugar in large pitcher. Refrigerate until cold, approximately one hour.
– Run lime wedges around rim of glass to moisten; dip rim into flaked salt. Repeat with remaining glasses. Pour margaritas into glasses. Garnish with watermelon wedges and lime slices.
And there you go — delicious libations sure to please a crowd and it doesn’t hurt that this cocktail is the perfect colorful accent for our Americana tabletop!
Be sure to see the rest of our 4th of July PB Party with lifestyle expert and author Alexis Traina.