The Phix: Watermelon & Mint Margarita

The history of the margarita remains murky — but earliest stories suggest it first appeared in Mexico during the late 1930s, as a shot of tequila, dash of triple sec and squeeze of half a lime.

This tropical variation is nothing but a simple twist on the margarita’s traditional origins — we are talking six ingredients — watermelon, mint, tequila, triple sec, salt and lime.

Image: Didriks

What you’ll need (per glass):

  • Tequila (we recommend a Blanco, Plata, or Resposado) (45ml)
  • Triple sec (can’t go wrong with Cointreau) (15ml)
  • Lime Juice (30ml)
  • Watermelon (3 small cubes)
  • Mint (3 leaves)
  • Ice (cubes)

Garnishes: Salt Rim, Watermelon Piece & Mint Leaf/Lime Wheel

Images (clockwise around): Suzie’s Farm | Dustin Phillips | Henry Zbyszynski

What you’ll do:

  1. Grab a slice of lime and run it along the rim of a rocks glass before dipping it in salt to create a salt rim. Set the glass aside for now.
  2. Use a blender to combine the watermelon, tequila, triple sec and lime juice (leave the mint until last, as cutting or blending can cause unwanted bitterness).
  3. Fill the rimmed glass with ice.
  4. Pour your blended cocktail into the glass.
  5. Clap the mint leaves together and drop them into the cocktail with a little stir.
  6. Garnish with the watermelon, mint leaf and/or lime wheel.

Image: Didriks

Done and dusted.

Grab your closest amigos and whip up a batch of  Watermelon & Mint Margaritas.




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