One of the best things about summer is buying a big, ripe striped green watermelon on a scorching afternoon. While a few slices are great, the remaining bright pink interior remains, calling to you on the kitchen counter. So what do you do with it? Make it booze!
Last summer, we decided to feature the leftover fruit in a cool and refreshing cocktail, pureeing the watermelon with tequila and a splash of lime. Our friend, Kristen thought of the clever name, ‘Waquila.’ It has since become a summer staple for us, perfect for any summer fiesta.
2 parts watermelon purée (feel free to use more if you’re a watermelon lover!)
1 part silver tequila
1/2 part fresh lime juice
floater of club soda
To make the watermelon puree, simply blend cubed watermelon in a blender until smooth.
Pour the watermelon puree, tequila and lime juice over ice.
Top with club soda and serve.
Makes 1 cocktail.