Friday, July 13, 2012

Tequila Soaked Watermelon

Its Friday! That means it's time for another Your Recipe- My Kitchen Post.

It 's been a while since I posted a Your Recipe - My Kitchen post.  I have a real good one for you today!  Thank you Erin's Food Files for this great summer adult treat.  I saw the recipe for this Tequila Soaked Watermelon a few days ago and made it the next day - it sounded like the perfect summer refreshment and I had to try it.  Luckily, I had all the ingredients on hand and I was able to whip this up pretty quickly.  Hubby and I loved it as did the neighbors we shared this with.  Thank you so much Erin- I know this will be a repeat treat at our summer get-togethers.  A small warning to those of you with kids - be sure to keep the adult and kid watermelon separated.  You can add popsicle sticks to the kid watermelon so it's easy to identify and it makes a fun treat.

Erin just had a baby (congratulations Erin!) and is not indulging in alcohol, but she does request that we make these and enjoy  -its a simple request so...enjoy!!!

recipe adapted from Erin's Food Files
What you need:
1 inch-thick watermelon wedges (you need enough to lay flat in two 9x13-inch baking dishes)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup tequila
1/4 cup Triple Sec
2 limes, halved 
sea salt or kosher salt

What you do:
Lay watermelon wedges in a single layer in the 2 baking dishes and set aside.
Prepare the Simple Syrup by bringing sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring
until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the tequila and Triple Sec. Set aside to
cool for a few minutes.
Pour the cooled tequila mixture over the watermelon and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.
Remove the watermelon from the syrup, and arrange on a serving platter. Squeeze limes
over the watermelon and sprinkle with sea salt.

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  1. Danielle, I'm so glad you enjoyed this! And what a great tip for differentiating between the adult watermelon & kid's watermelon at a party! (The party I took mine to was adults only.) Thank you for the kind words. :)

  2. These sound fantastic + your pics are gorgeous!

  3. Oh yes! Glad I found this through It's a Keeper's linky party. I linked in a salad using leftover roast lamb. Have a super week.

  4. This sounds awesome!!! I'm definitely trying these this weekend!

  5. Danielle,
    What a great way to enjoy watermelon, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great summer week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Awesome! These are coming to my next party for sure! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  7. thank you sharing this different recipe of watermelon. its looks awesome.
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