I am so excited to share these pretty pink cucumber watermelon margaritas with you! Nothing screams summertime like fresh, juicy ripe watermelon. Although we haven’t been able to find it at the farmers’ market around here, I can’t help but scoop one up while passing through the produce aisle at Whole Foods. Paired with cucumber, orange liqueur, lime, and a bit of tequila, this cucumber watermelon margarita feels kind of like you are drinking a spa water with a bit of a kick.
I am super picky about my margaritas. When we go out, I’ll only order one from places who make their own margarita mix. The stuff you buy bottled at the store is absolutely loaded with sugar. When I make them at home, I will always use fresh fruit to add both natural sweetness, color, and flavor. If you are looking to lighten up your happy hour, these margaritas are a great option.
- 4½ cup cubed watermelon, seeds removed
- Juice from 1 lime
- ½ cucumber (~4 in.), peeled
- 6 oz. tequila
- 2 ounces Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
- 4 (10 oz.) glassess
- To garnish: margarita salt, watermelon slices and mint
- Puree the watermelon, lime juice, and cucumber together in a blender until smooth.
- Strain puree through a cheesecloth to remove any solids.
- Rub squeezed lime across the top of 4 classes and roll the rim in salt to cover the rim.
- Add ice to your glasses. Pour 1½ ounces of tequila and ½ ounce Grand Marnier into each of the prepared glasses.
- Divide the watermelon juice between the four glasses. Garnish with watermelon slices and fresh mint to serve.