Watermelon-Tequila Refreshers
Watermelon-Tequila Refreshers

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Photo: Noe Dewitt


Makes 5 cups (serving 10)

A gigantic seasonal cocktail that is positively bursting with yellow watermelon, this tasty private conclude on the margarita is fruitier and has a extra shiny shade than the classic. Even as you in actuality must elevate the occasion to the pool, support alongside a crispy snack and a 2nd beverage, treasure the juicy rosé sangria pictured at correct.


  • cup sugar

  • Peeled zest of 2 limes, plus 1/3 cup recent lime juice, plus lime wedges for making salt rim, plus thinly sliced rounds for serving (non-obligatory)

  • ½ minute seedless yellow watermelon (about 2 ½ kilos), peeled and slice into cubes (about 6 cups)

  • 6 ounces tequila blanco

  • 1 ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain

  • Crude salt or Himalayan pink salt, for glasses


  1. Raise sugar, 1/3 cup water, and lime peels to a boil, stirring, till sugar has dissolved. Clutch away from warmth; let frigid exclusively. Stress into a pitcher with lime juice.

  2. Working in batches, purée watermelon in a food processor or blender; strain by a low-mesh sieve (it’s worthwhile to contain 3 cups). Add melon purée, tequila, and elderflower liqueur to the pitcher with lime syrup and lag. Relax, covered, on the least 2 hours and up to 2 days.

  3. When ready to support, dawdle a lime wedge spherical the rim of each glass and dip glasses in low salt. Come by glasses with ice and 1 or 2 thin lime rounds. To acquire every drink, add extra ice and 1/2 cup tequila mixture to a cocktail shaker. Shake 15 seconds; strain into a tumbler. Repeat for closing drinks and support straight away.

Cook’s Notes

Martha prefers Espolòn Blanco or Patrón Silver tequila. For a virgin drink, skip the tequila and St-Germain.

Before everything looked: Martha Stewart Dwelling, June 2020

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