Margarita Watermelon Slices
A fun alternative to an actual cocktail; watermelon slices are stepped in a mixture of tequila, sugar and orange liqueur and served plated.
Servings 6 Servings
- 1- inch-thick wedges of seedless baby watermelon; I cut mine into 16 small wedges
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ cup water
- ½ cup tequila
- ¼ cup orange liqueur
- 2 limes cut into fourths
- Course or sea salt I love the look of Maldon Flaked Sea Salt
Bring sugar and water just to a boil and cook just until sugar is dissolved; about 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour sugar syrup into a glass container.
Add the tequila and orange liqueur and let cool slightly.
Arrange the watermelon slices in a single layer in two large baking dishes.
Pour the simple syrup over the watermelon slices and refrigerate until cold; at least 1 hour.
Flip the watermelon over every 30 minutes.
Remove the watermelon from the syrup, and either arrange for serving from a platter or on single serving plates. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the melon and lightly sprinkle with the salt..