Yay for the weather finally warming up! While I’m definitely a winter gal, the first few weeks of Spring are always exciting. This will be our first summer with our little guy and I can’t wait to get him in the pool and out on the boat. I spent all of last summer sweaty and sober, so I’m really looking forward to this one. With all of those pool days, comes frosty, salty, delicious margaritas. I need to take a moment to admit that I’m a bit of a margarita snob. A few ounces of cheap tequila, blended with some sweet and sour mix just about makes me gag. If it’s not a good, strong, top shelf margarita made without that sweet and sour garbage, I don’t want anything to do with it. While I fully appreciate the beauty that is the traditional marg, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up. This Double Melon Margarita is just the ticket. It’s incredibly fresh tasting, without as much tartness as a traditional margarita and the salt brings out the sweetness even more. Cointreau is my go-to Triple Sec, so I always have some on hand.
I had the idea for these while blending up some honeydew and cantaloupe for my little guy. (Note that some kids have bad reactions to melons. Keep a close eye out the first time you give them some!) They looked so good and smelled delicious, and I just had to have some.
Probably the best part about Double Melon Margaritas is that they’re a fairly healthy way to have your poolside cocktail. While you won’t be saving yourself many calories, you be making up for it with a ton of Vitamin C and way less sugar. The recipe could easily be adjusted to make a smoothie or popsicles for the kids (just remove the alcohol, obviously). That way you don’t have to deal with the dreaded “Mooooooooommmm, I want sooooommmme” situation. Seriously, is nothing sacred to children?
Double Melon Margaritas
- 1/2 honeydew melon
- 1/2 cantaloupe
- 3 limes
- 4 oz Cointreau
- 6 oz silver tequila
Peel and cut melons into chunks. Juice 1 lime onto a small plate. Add a tablespoon of salt to another small plate. Dip the rims of 4 glasses into the lime juice, then into the salt. Blend honeydew, juice from 1 lime, 2 oz Cointreau, 3 oz silver tequila, and several ice cubes. Divide evenly between 4 glasses. Blend cantaloupe, juice from 1 lime, 2 oz Cointreau, 3 oz silver tequila, and several ice cubes. Divide evenly into the same 4 glasses. Use a straw to “swirl”.
What’s your favorite poolside drink? Share in the comments!
The Crispy Mama