Sunday, May 30, 2010

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon gives this Margarita, from Austin's Fonda San Miguel, its refreshing kick. I have also used fresh pineapple in this recipe. What gives it a really great flavor is the fruit infused tequila. I steep mine up to two weeks and check it starting the 5th day to determine when it has the finest flavor.
     From Saveur Magazine. Photo by Andre Baranowski.


1 medium-size seedless watermelon

1 750-ml bottle of silver tequila


4 oz. of the watermelon-infused tequila

2 oz. frozen limeade

2 cubes of the infused watermelon

1 1⁄2 oz. Cointreau

Watermelon wedges

1. For the infused tequila, cut a watermelon into 1" cubes (rind removed) until you have roughly 2 lbs. of fruit. Transfer to a glass jar, pour in tequila, seal jar, and let steep for 2 days.

2. To make drinks, combine the watermelon-infused tequila, 2 cups crushed ice, frozen limeade, infused watermelon, and Cointreau in a blender. Purée until slushy. Garnish with watermelon wedges.

Bon Appetit!