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Watermelon-Cucumber Margarita

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Makes: 2 servings Total Time: 10 min
Category: Beverages Sub Category: Cold Beverages

what you need
  • 1 1/2 cups (1-inch chunks) rindless watermelon
  • 6 (1/8-inch thick) slices English hothouse cucumber
  • 15 large fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup 100% blue agave silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp. Simple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 2 cups ice cubes, divided
  • 2 small watermelon triangles, each skewered with 1 cucumber round (for garnish)
  • 2 fresh mint sprigs (for garnish)
  • SIMPLE SYRUP
  • 10 minutes
  • Makes about 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
make it
Place first 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Press firmly on solids with muddler or back of wooden spoon until mashed. Mix in tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup, and Cointreau, then 1 cup ice. Stir to blend well.

Strain into large glass measuring cup. Divide remaining ice between 2 tall glasses. Pour Margarita mixture over. Garnish with watermelon skewers and mint sprigs.

Stir sugar and water in medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Cool. (can be made 2 weeks ahead. Refrigerate in airtight container).
Notes
Does not include the time it takes to make Simple Syrup.
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