Watermelon Margaritas

We have been loving everything watermelon around here lately, and with a bunch of fresh slices in the fridge the other night, we decided to throw together some watermelon margaritas to top off the weekend. The thing I love most about margaritas is that you can make them with all different fruits & flavors without any additional sugar, just freshly squeezed fruits & a little salt! These are so fresh & summery, I already can’t wait to make them again. I got a little hand juicer when we were first married at a thrift store, and can’t believe how much use I have gotten out of it over the years!

We have a little Sunday Funday tradition over here, we eat an early dinner & get the kids ready for bed before seven. They’re usually so worn out from the weekend, so by the time we get them settled for a movie, they’re ready to fall asleep. They go to bed while the sun is still shining, so we make a point to leave all the dishes in the sink & spend the next hour or so together on the patio with a cocktail. It’s our chance to connect & catch up, we can reflect on all the funny things the kids did over the weekend, plan out our week or just relax with our favorite patio playlist. It really is the best way to end the weekend, rather than having what we call “the empties”  or anxiety about Monday & all of the fun being over! πŸ˜‰ A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.

 
Ingredients // 4 oz. lime juice (about 5 small limes), 3 oz. fresh watermelon juice (about a quarter of a watermelon), 3 oz. tequila, 1 oz. grand mariner, sea salt & ice
Instructions // Using a small handheld juicer, squeeze limes & watermelon & add all of your fresh juice to a cocktail shaker. Add tequila & orange liquor, then fill almost to the top with ice. Shake, shake, shake! Rim glasses with lime & salt, fill with ice & pour margarita mixture over. 
Optional: add 1 oz. of simple syrup if the mixture is too tart and/or mint garnish! πŸ™‚
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    Candice Cronan
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    These look so delicious! Once I get my newborn to start actually sleeping at night these will be on my list of treats to try!

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    Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I had the BEST watermelon marg last week when we were at the beach, so I was just getting ready to start checking Pinterest for some recipes. Thanks for this! I will definitely be trying it!

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    southdakotamom
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    What's your favorite brand of tequila and grand mariner to use?

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    The Girl who Loved to Write
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    These look so delicious! And they're so pretty!

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    Meghan Pilosi
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Yummy!!!! My kids always go to bed by 7 or before and I love having the evening with my husband. Red wine is my go to. YAll seem like so much fun, xo!

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    Jamie S
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Ohh, you're killing me with this. As much as I have loved being pregnant, I have been dying for a watermelon margarita ever since the weather turned warm!

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    Tatiana Soper
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    OMG can't wait to make this after baby girl makes her debut in August, thanks for sharing!

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    Alice Gibbs
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Yumm! These look fantastic πŸ™‚ Rimming the glasses with lime and salt is a great touch too πŸ™‚ Can't wait to give them a try!

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

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    Allison Cooley
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    This sounds amazing! I will have to try it sometime at the lake this summer!

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    Stacey G
    June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    It's winter here but I have been CRAVING margaritas!! I made my boyfriend make grapefruit and lime ones last week, so good!!

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    Kristy
    June 23, 2016 at 2:32 am

    These look so yummy! I always love a good marg!

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    Lydia
    June 23, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Just made these and they are good! I think they would also be good with a jalapeno twist!

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    Anonymous
    June 23, 2016 at 2:32 am

    what camera do you use? your photos are amazing!

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    littleredla
    June 23, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Mmmm Grand Marnier! I so prefer it to cointreau or triple sec

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    Brittney
    June 23, 2016 at 2:32 am

    YUMMY! I am going to have to make these in the next couple of weeks! We have been gobbling up watermelon like crazy at our house, and this will be a nice little spin on it. Last summer I blended up some watermelon added some Malibu and poured the mixture into a popsicle mold! DELISH!

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    becsflowers
    June 23, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    With all due respect, the recipe calls for 3 oz watermelon juice, about 1/4th of a melon… that seems like very little juice for 1/4 of a melon. Is this recipe correct? Seems like if you'really going to taste any watermelon, that there would be less lime juice to watermelon juice ratio.

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    Kaila Klepsch
    June 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Where are these glasses from? Adorable!!

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    Unknown
    June 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I made it precisely as she instructed and it is delicious. Slightly tarto at 1st so I splashed a bit more grand mariner in.

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    Kristin
    July 6, 2016 at 12:37 am

    These look so good!!! I would love to know where you got the glasses also. Very cute.

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