If there’s an official list of the most summery things possible, I bet that this something like this Watermelon Aqua Fresca & Margarita is on it.
Spicy Watermelon Aqua Fresca & Margarita
Watermelon + Lime + Cayenne + Salt is one of the greatest flavor combinations of all time. I did not invent it, but I did add tequila to it recently, and I was very happy with the outcome.
With or without the booze, this is the epitome of the refreshing summer beverage. If you’re hosting a backyard bash this summer, make a big batch of this. If you keep the booze on the side, you’ll have your beverage for everyone, and you only had to make one. If there are kids at the party, it might be a good idea to leave the cayenne out, too.
If you have extra watermelon, dice and freeze it to make watermelon ice cubes!
- 4 cups cubed watermelon (a 6-pound watermelon was more than enough)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup very hot water
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (Provides a nice mellow heat; adjust to your preference)
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 ounces blanco tequila
- 4 ounces watermelon aqua fresca
- sea salt
- lime wedge
Blend the watermelon in a blender until it's juice.
- In a large bowl, dissolve the honey in the hot water. Whisk in the lime juice, cayenne, and salt
- Strain the watermelon juice into the honey mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Whisk to combine.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 4 days. Serve over ice cubes and/or watermelon ice cubes.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice, the tequila, and agua fresca. Shake it like you mean it for 30 seconds or so.
- Run a lime wedge around the rim of a rocks glass. Invert the glass onto a plate of sea salt. Fill with ice and/or watermelon ice cubes.
- Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass. Squeeze in the lime wedge.
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