Watermelon Mojito and Watermelon Lime Margarita

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 small watermelon, seeds removed and cut into chunks
  • 1 bunch mint, tough stems removed, 6 sprigs reserved for serving
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 1/4 cups white rum

DIRECTIONS

In a blender, in batches, puree watermelon. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a liquid-measuring cup, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible (about 3 cups); discard solids. In a large container, combine mint, sugar, and lime. With the back of a wooden spoon, crush mint and lime until sugar is dissolved. Add watermelon juice and rum, fill container with ice, and stir to combine. Serve over more ice with mint sprigs.

Watermelon Margarita

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2teaspoons sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • Lime wedges or watermelon balls (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Place 2 teaspoons sugar in a saucer. Rub the rims of 6 glasses with 1 lime wedge; spin rim of each glass in sugar to coat. Set prepared glasses aside.  Combine watermelon and next 4 ingredients (through Triple Sec) in a blender; process until smooth. Fill each prepared glass with 1/2 cup crushed ice. Add 1/2 cup margarita to each glass. Garnish with lime wedges or melon balls, if desired

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