Watermelon-Basil Margarita

This refreshing spin on a margarita is the ultimate summer cocktail. Blend watermelon chunks, lime and basil with the required tequila and ice for a fabulous frozen drink.



Blender Drinks 101 by Kim Haasarud, Wiley (2010); photographs by Alexandra Grablewski

Watermelon-Basil Margarita

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    2 ounces reposado tequila 1 ounce simple syrup (see recipe)
    1 ounce watermelon schnapps 2 basil leaves
    1 cup fresh watermelon chunks Watermelon wedge (or 3 watermelon seeds), for garnish
    1 ounce fresh lime juice


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    • 1

      Combine the tequila, schnapps, watermelon chunks, lime juice, simple syrup and 1 basil leaf in a blender with 1 cup of ice.

    • 2

      Blend until smooth.

    • 3

      Pour into a cocktail or margarita glass.

    • 4

      Garnish with the watermelon wedge and the remaining basil leaf.

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