Watermelon Margarita served in champagne glasses with salted rim displayed amongst preparation area
Watermelon Margarita with Chilli Salt Rim
Serves
Two
Difficulty
Easy
Make the most of summer produce. Sweet juicy watermelon is key to this perfect summery cocktail! 
Ingredients
Shopping List
  • 120 ml reposado tequila
  • 60 ml Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 60 ml watermelon juice, chilled (blend watermelon into juice)
  • 60 ml lime juice freshly squeezed, chilled
  • Quarter lime for rim
  • 1 tablespoon salt flakes
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • To garnish – reserved watermelon slice, lime wedge or mint leaves
Method
1

Mix salt chilli and paprika powder together on a medium-sized plate.

2
Rub lime wedge around the rims of glasses then roll the rims of glass in chilli salt. Set aside.
3

Place remaining ingredients and a handful of ice into a blender and blend until smooth.

4

Pour to just below salted rim in glasses and garnish.

Notes

Tip: for a virgin cocktail, simply omit alcohol, double watermelon and lime juice and add 60ml of orange juice.

Tip: if your watermelon isn’t as sweet as it could be, add a tablespoon of sugar syrup at the blending stage.