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Cinco Cinco Watermelon Cucumber Margarita

May 14, 2012

I fell in love with the thought of the combination of cooling cucumber and the sweet meat of the watermelon the minute I saw it on my friend’s wall on facebook for Cinco de Mayo. I thought it would be the perfect drink for my 55th birthday.It was everything I thought it would be,a lttle  tart,a hint of sweet, light and perfect for a celebration on a warm spring day.Pretty in pink, with a tinge of fresh lime zest on the rim. I know you will enjoy this as much as we did. Credit due to my friend, Global Cuisine by Gary Arabia.  Happy Birthday to me and Cheers to you!

4 C. watermelon, cubed

1 larger cucumber,peeled,seeded and sliced in thin strips

1/4 C. fresh lime juice,zest before juicing and reserve zest

1 1/2 oz. organic Agave syrup

3 oz. Silver Patron Tequilla

2 T. kosher or Tequilla salt

In a blender, puree watermelon and cucumber.Strain though a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.

Refrigerate until cold. Combine zest and salt on a flat plate and set aside.

When ready to serve, rub lime slice over rim of Martini or Margarita glass, and dip in salt. Mix  1/2 C. watermelon – cucumber juice with lime juice,Agave and tequilla in a cocktail shaker. Add 1/2 C. shaved ice and shake until well chilled and blended. Pour into salt rimmed glasses. Serve immediately,preferably while watching the sun set!

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