1 1/2 cups tequila blanco (also called plato or silver tequila)
1/2 cup orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec or Cointreau
1/2 cup lime juice
4 cups chopped seedless watermelon
Simple syrup or agave nectar, if needed to sweeten
Kosher or other high quality salt, for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish
Place tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and seedless watermelon in a blender and give ’em a good whirl. (You may have to do it in two batches depending on the size of your blender.)
Pour the ingredients through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher, pressing the solids to get as much liquid out as you can.
Assuming you imbibe with flair, take a small plate or bowl and fill it with the salt. Next, rub the rim of a cocktail or coupe glass (or a canning jar) with a wedge of a wedge of lime. Dip the glass into the salt and give it a small turn or two.
Pour the cocktail into the prepared glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.
serves 5 to 6
If you happen have a juicer, simply juice the watermelon and stir it with the other ingredients in a pitcher.
For a frosty, thicker treat, freeze the watermelon before throwing it in the blender and skip the strainer.