Place watermelon into a blender. Cover and blend in batches until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl; discard pulp. Cover and refrigerate juice for 2 hours or until chilled.
Looking for a boozy beverage perfect for a summer picnic? This sweet Watermelon Paloma drink will become your new favorite batch cocktail recipe.
Servings and Ingredients
|1 (8-to-9-lbs.) watermelon, rind removed and chopped|
|3 tbsp. turbinado cane sugar|
|1 ½ tsp. kosher salt|
|Lime wedges, for garnish|
|16 oz. fresh grapefruit juice|
|12 oz. silver tequila|
|4 oz. fresh lime juice|
|Fresh grapefruit slices, for garnish|
|Fresh mint, for garnish|
Things To Grab
- Fine mesh sieve
- Large bowl
- Shallow dish
- Large pitcher
- 8 (10-oz. each) cocktail glasses
For drinks, combine turbinado sugar and kosher salt in a shallow dish. Rub rims of 8 (10-oz. each) cocktail glasses with lime wedges; dip in sugar mixture and set aside. Add 6 cups watermelon juice to a large ice-filled pitcher; reserve any remaining juice for another use. Add grapefruit juice, tequila, and fresh lime juice to pitcher; stir to combine.
To serve, fill prepared glasses with ice. Pour watermelon mixture into prepared glasses. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh mint, if desired.
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