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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8 comments:

  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. :)

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  2. These sound fantastic + your pics are gorgeous!

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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