Tequila-Watermelon Aguas Frescas with Prosecco

In this refreshing cocktail, Prosecco adds a lively spritz to a light, watermelon-forward margarita. If you happen to have a juicer on hand, you can certainly use it here.

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  • Servings: Makes 12 drinks
KEY: Fruits

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 chilled seedless watermelon (15 pounds), rind discarded and watermelon cubed (20 cups)
  • 3/4 cup tequila blanco
  • 6 limes, thinly sliced
  • 3 mint sprigs, plus mint leaves for garnish
  • Ice
  • 1 bottle chilled Prosecco

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring just to a boil, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Transfer the simple syrup to 
a heatproof bowl and let cool.

  2. In a food processor or blender, puree the watermelon in batches until smooth. Strain the puree into a large bowl or pitcher. Stir in the simple syrup, tequila, lime slices, 3 mint sprigs and 1/2 cup of water.

  3. To serve, pour the watermelon agua fresca into ice-filled glasses, leaving 1 inch at the top. Top off the drinks with Prosecco and garnish with mint leaves.

Make Ahead

The strained watermelon juice can be refrigerated overnight.

Contributed By Photo ADRIAN GAUT Published June 2016





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