Frozen Watermelon Rosemary Margaritas

Frozen Watermelon Rosemary Margaritas

This is a cocktail riff on a lemonade recipe we love ( The herb-melon combo is delicious, and watermelon's natural sweetness keeps added sugar low.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring 1 cup water and 1/3 cup sugar to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Stir in chopped rosemary. Let steep for1 hour.
  2. Step 2

    Strain rosemary syrup into a blender. Add watermelon and lemon juice. Purée until smooth, about 30 seconds. Strain lemonade mixture, then freeze in ice cube trays until solid, 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Step 3

    Mix together salt and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a small shallow dish. Lightly dampen rims of 4 (12-ounce) glasses with a wet paper towel. Roll glass rims in salt-sugar mixture until coated.
  4. Step 4

    Working in batches, blend half of the frozen watermelon-lemonade cubes and 4 ounces tequila in a blender or food processor until slushy, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water as needed to help blend mixture. Pour into prepared glasses. Repeat with remaining watermelon-lemonade cubes and remaining tequila. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and watermelon wedges.