Summer brings out the best in people. Great weather, healthy sunshine, good food, fantastic friends, and booze. Can’t forget the booze. But sipping on your Spritzers and clinking Cocktails may not always be the way you want to consume your tasty beverages. Why not combine food and drink? And we realize this is no new concept, but have you actually given it a shot? Because we feel you would be doing it way more frequently.
Today we will be exploring this liquor-infusing technique with Watermelon and Tequila. We understand that Tequila can be more difficult to consume when compared to other drinks, but with the powerful fruit-packed punch the watermelon will provide, you will enjoy it much, much more. We were totally going to write about liquor soaked Blueberry and Tarragon Frappes, but this seemed a little easier and more appealing.
What you’ll need:
- 1 small watermelon, seedless
- 1/2 cup Tequila
- 1/4 cup Triple Sec
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- Sea salt or coarse salt
- 2 limes
Cut the watermelon into quarters and slice into approximately 1-inch thick wedges. Place the watermelon in one layer in two separate 9″ x 13″ baking dishes (if you have, otherwise, simply use a few smaller/bigger options). Set up a small saucepan and add Tequila, Triple Sec, water, and sugar, and bring to a boil. Cook for a minute while stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let the mix cool off slightly. Pour your mixture over the watermelon, and refrigerate for at least 40 minutes.
Remove your watermelon from the syrup and arrange on a platter. Squeeze limes over the slices and sprinkle with salt. Serve and enjoy!