Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges

Tequila and Triple Sec infused watermelon make this dessert more about tequila flavors and who gets all the leftovers. I do I do!
Bon Appetit!

1 small seedless watermelon, red or yellow, quartered and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup tequila

1/4 cup Triple Sec

2 limes, halved or cut into wedges

Flaked sea salt or coarse salt

Arrange watermelon in a single layer in two 9-by-13-inch baking dishes. Bring sugar, water, tequila, and Triple Sec to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Let cool slightly. Pour syrup over watermelon wedges, and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.

Remove watermelon from syrup, and arrange on a platter. Squeeze limes over melon, and season with salt.