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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Fruit Recipe

Watermelon Margarita

2 teaspoons natural sugar (for rim of glasses)
2 fresh limes, cut in halves
4 cups watermelon, seeded and cut in 2-inch chunks
2 tablespoons natural sugar
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup tequila
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur
  lime wedges for garnish
  watermelon balls, for garnish

Place 2 teaspoons sugar in a small dish. Rub rim of margarita glasses with 1 cut half of lime, and then roll glasses in sugar to coat. Place prepared glasses in the freezer until ready to serve drinks. Combine juice of limes, watermelon, 2 tablespoons sugar, tequila and orange-flavored liqueur in a blender and process until smooth. Fill blender with ice cubes and process mixture is a slush consistency. Fill prepared glasses with margaritas; garnish each glass with lime wedge and watermelon balls on a skewer and serve immediately.

4 servings

Look for "Fresh from Florida" ingredients at your grocery store.

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