Straight from the Heart of Dixie, the land I love so well, no body but no body makes a better Watermelon Margarita than those wild eyed southern boys from Sweet Home Alabama.
To make the Watermelon Margarita authentically, it takes one extra step and that is…making Watermelon Syrup but it is EZ. Simply combine Watermelon Cubes with Sugar in a sauce pan. Mash the Watermelon Cubes and mix with the Sugar. With medium heat, simmer for 5 minutes. Last step for the Syrup is to strain it.
Next on tap, blend Watermelon with Water to make Watermelon Juice.
Add Watermelon Syrup, Watermelon Juice, Tequila and Lime Juice to a shaker. Now, do the hippy, hippy shake, spin around and shake it up one more time. Strain it, pour it up into a glass that is rimmed with Lime and Coarse Salt. Garnish with a Lime Wedge.
There you have it. The Alabama Slamma Watermelon Margarita.
I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.
~ Gary ~