It is July and it is HOT in Texas! When I think of summer I think of pools, fresh cut grass and walking barefoot. But, the heat brings juicy, sweet Texas watermelon! Yes its hot, but the heat does not stop us from having outdoor get togethers and nothing says summer like a pool party! My kids are too old now and too cool to hang around the pool with the parents, but when they were little (and when I was little) the families would all gather at the house with the pool and let the kids swim and the parents would eat, drink, talk, laugh… so much fun! So if you are in that stage enjoy every minute of it. It passes quickly! Now we just sit around and eat, drink, talk and laugh but we don’t have to watch little ones-still fun!
If you are headed to one of these summer get togethers or you are hosting one bring/serve these fabulous little adult treats-Margarita Watermelon Slices. This is the time of the year for delicious, juicy watermelon and what better way to eat it than to soak it in booze? Duh!
This is easy to make and everyone will love it! In the picture above there is a lot of salt because it looks really pretty, but in reality just use a sprinkling of salt. The combination of watermelon, lime, salt and tequila is just so refreshing and fun! These will go fast so make sure to bring them out right when you are ready to eat them so they are cool and crisp.
And if you have a lot of watermelon left over here are some delicious recipes for you-Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Basil Oil , Watermelon Basil Salad, and a fabulous Watermelon Martini.
Margarita Watermelon Slices
A refreshing and sweet summer adult treat! A perfect way to serve juicy, crisp watermelon.
- 1 seedless watermelon cut into triangles
- 1 cup tequila
- 1/3 cup triple sec
- 1/4 cup lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
- 3 Tablespoons Kosher salt
- zest of 2 limes
Zest limes and set zest aside.
Wash outside of watermelon. Cut into triangles with rind intact.
Place layers of watermelon slices into a large deep dish.
Pour tequila, triple sec and lime juice over slices. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
On a small plate combine salt and lime zest. Adjust the ratio to your liking.
After one hour of soaking remove watermelon from dish and garish with salt/lime mixture and serve. Serve cold!
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