With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought of sharing a cocktail recipe. The very first time I had a margarita, it was in Tijuana. I was 19. Yes, I know what you think… but no, I hadn’t gone there to drink to my heart’s content. In fact, I have never been big on beer, wine, or alcohol in general. I like a cocktail every now and then, but that’s about it. So, why was I in Tijuana?? Well, I was travelling with a group of friends. We had just graduated from high school and before starting University, we thought we should travel to the USA together. We went West and visited LA, San Diego, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas and San Francisco. You don’t know this, but at that time, I would have wanted to go to Mexico instead. As all my other friends wanted to go to the US, I went along… but while in San Diego, I managed to at least cross the border. Being from Italy, we had NO idea about Tijuana’s “reputation” and in fact we were quite shocked when we got there. It was just a few hours trip and the only interesting memory I brought back home was the Strawberry Margarita I had! Hahaha Luckily, I did have a chance to visit more of Mexico a few years later and it was an amazing experience! So different than what I had seen in Tijuana. 😉 So, here goes a twist on that very first Strawberry Margarita… that uses Watermelon instead! For more Valentine’s Day recipe ideas, don’t forget to check out my roundup! ¡Salud!
How about a delicious Watermelon Margarita for Valentine's Day?
- 60 ml – 2 oz. watermelon juice blend the watermelon and sieve it
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tbsp lime juice
- 30 ml – 1 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- 45 ml – 1 ½ oz. Tequila