Melon Margaritas


Here's a refreshing, summery twist on an old favorite. Try it with honeydew, substituting lime juice for the lemon, and Midori liqueur for the limoncello.


1 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded, and cut into 2-inch cubes, about 3 cups)
3 cups Ice cubes
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2/3 cup tequila
1 tablespoon limoncello liqueur
1 lemon (cut into 4 wedges)
  Kosher salt or granulated sugar (for rimming glasses)
4 Fresh mint sprigs (as garnish)


Place the melon, ice, lemon juice, and sugar in a blender and process until smooth. Add the tequila and limoncello and blend for 10 seconds.

Rub the rims of 4 glasses with the lemon wedges. Place a layer of salt or sugar (depending on your preference) on a small plate. Dip the moistened rim of each glass in the salt or sugar.

Carefully divide the margarita mixture among the glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

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