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Watermelon Margarita

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August cocktail creations

Beautiful, delicious and refreshing

Article by Cullman City Lifestyle

Photography by Cullman City Lifestyle

Originally published in Cullman City Lifestyle

Beating the Alabama heat on an August afternoon or evening is never easy, but here are a couple of solutions. These icy, refreshing cocktails, made with alcohol or without, are easy to make and sure to go down cold.

Watermelon Margarita

This fruity, delicious concoction is perfect for poolside or sitting on the dock! 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. watermelon purée (you can also use watermelon juice)
  • 1 fresh squeezed lime
  • 1 oz. agave nectar
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh lime wedge and watermelon pieces
  • Sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Purée watermelon in a blender (be sure to remove all the seeds).
  2. Add tequila, purée, lime juice and agave nectar to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake, shake, shake!
  4. Strain and pour over ice.
  5. Top with a lime wedge and a watermelon piece. 
  6. Enjoy!

The Matador 

This pineappley-sweet drink is great for relaxing on the deck or patio!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 oz. silver tequila
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice 
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup 
  • 1 tsp. light agave 
  • 1 lime wheel

Directions: 

  1. Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice to shaker.
  3. Shake, shake, shake!
  4. Strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. 
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel. 
  6. Enjoy!

Both drinks can be made without alcohol if you prefer.

What's your favorite go-to cocktail for this time of year? Let us know on Instagram @cullman_citylifestyle_

  • Watermelon Margarita
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