Happy Friday! I’m brining a Watermelon Margarita this lovely Aloha Friday!
Every so often I get forwarded a “Happy Hour” cocktail recipe from my friend Scott. We became good friends with Scott and his wife Charlotte during a Navy tour in Hawaii, and we were also were lucky enough to be in Europe at the same time. They were in Belgium and we were in Germany.
When our families lived in Hawaii we organized a lot of Aloha Fridays where the neighbors would rotate Happy Hour get togethers from house to house, week after week. I would say it was a summer tradition, but in Hawaii, it felt like summer year round, so I suppose it was a way of life!
So when Happy Hour gets mentioned, my thoughts take me back to Aloha Friday. Memories of all the families that would meet up for drinks and pupus (hors d’oeuvre), the kids that ran around playing flashlight tag as the evening wore on, and our tasty drinks that got stronger and stronger. Great times, memories, and lots of fun.
When I saw the ratios of tequila in this recipe, my first reaction was whoa, that’s going to be strong! I stayed true to the recipe, and it didn’t disappoint. The proportions are just right, although my hubby and I shared one serving.
- ½ cup watermelon juice
- ¼ cup sweetened lime juice
- 2 ounces of tequila
- 1 ounce of triple sec.
Cut the flesh of a seedless watermelon into chunks. (get a 4 pounder)
In a blender put 1 cup of the chunks and liquefy. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of a glass and dip in salt.
For each serving fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add; watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila and triple sec
Shake vigorously in a martini shaker and pour into prepared glass.Garnish with lime.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 363Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 1g
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If you are looking for a non-alcoholic watermelon beverage, you may enjoy this Copycat Sonic Watermelon Fresh Fruit Slush from Anyonita Nibbles