Coconut and Watermelon Margarita

by James Stevenson

Today my recipe is a reflection of the current rise in humidity and the first cocktail I think about drinking in extreme heat. This is a classic Margarita spiked with watermelon and coconut water. I love using coconut water in cocktails because it adds a hydration element that you can’t get from regular water. It also adds a hint of coconut flavor to the drink, which marries so well with the watermelon and tequila. Let’s go drink some Margaritas together!

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces of tequila
  • 2 ounces of watermelon juice
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 ounce of coconut water
  • 1 cup of ice

Instructions:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker except ice
  2. Rim serving glass with salt
  3. Shake mixture then strain into serving glass over ice

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