Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzers

Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzers

Fizzy Watermelon Tequila Cocktail is delightful

I actually shot the photos for these fabulous Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzers back in September.  Aaaaand, yes, I know it’s almost November and that these days most folks are posting about hearty soups, pumpkin desserts, and hot cocoa.

Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzers

Served in an ice-cold glass rimmed with salt

But I can still rationalize posting about these Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzers because (1) variety is the spice life, right? (2) watermelons, especially those cute mini melons that can be grown year round, are easier than ever to find in groceries, even in the middle of winter and (3) honestly, can you ever really go wrong with a kick-butt frosty, fruity, fizzy cocktail no matter the time of year? I rest my case, dear reader.

Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzers

Frozen Watermelon Fizzy Cocktails fit the bill any time of year!

I tried making this cocktail the first time with refrigerated but unfrozen watermelon, and then the next time, I made it with watermelon cut up into chunks and frozen for a couple of hours. Using the frozen watermelon made this fizzy cocktail waaay better. It takes a bit more planning to give the watermelon chunks time to freeze, but I think it’s worth the wait.

Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzers

Serve this frosty Watermelon Tequila Spritzer with a lime wedge

Please be sure not to add the seltzer or tonic water to the blender or food processor; otherwise, you might have a fizzy overflowing mess on your hands. Simply add the seltzer or tonic to the blended watermelon in the glass and stir gently. Here’s the recipe to make two Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzers:

Frozen Watermelon Tequila Spritzers
 
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Frozen watermelon chunks, tequila and seltzer water combine to create a fizzy and fruity cocktail that's refreshing
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups frozen watermelon chunks
  • juice of lime (about 1 ounce)
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons of agave syrup or simple syrup, more or less depending on sweetness of fruit
  • ½ to ¾ cup seltzer water or tonic water
  • Garnish: salt for rimming glasses and lime wedges
Instructions
  1. Place two serving glasses in freezer.
  2. Place frozen watermelon chunks, lime juice, tequila and agave or simple syrup in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pull glasses out of freezer and dip rims in water (or lime juice) and then in salt.
  4. Pour watermelon blended mixture into prepared glasses.
  5. Add seltzer or tonic water and carefully stir.
  6. Add lime wedge to edge of each glass and serve.

Enjoy!

–G

*I received no samples, payments, or financial incentives from Dulcinea or any food board or industry for comments or links in this article.

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