Watermelon Jelly Margaritas to Sweeten Any Galentine's Day Party
For your Galentine's Day festivity this year, you'll need just the cocktail to serve your girlfriends, and we think it's this watermelon margarita. It receives all its sweetness from cold-press watermelon juice and watermelon jelly (we used the StoneWall Kitchen version, which is $8 a jar). Though we served ours shaken and straight up, you can blend it with ice or pour it over the rocks. As for the salt, any will do, but we love the look of pink Himalayan salt.
(Recipe via Anna Monette Roberts/Brit + Co; styling via Kayla Haykin/Brit + Co; photos via Brittany Griffin/Brit + Co)
Watermelon Jelly Margarita
- 2 cups blanco tequila
- 1 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 cup orange liqueur like Cointreau
- 4 cups watermelon juice
- 1/4 cup watermelon jelly, or more as needed for sweetness
- 1 small watermelon
- pink Himalayan salt, for rimming glasses
Blend the cocktail. In a large blender, combine tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, watermelon juice, and jelly. Blend together until watermelon jelly dissolves.
Make the garnish. Cut watermelon into 1 1/2-inch slices, then slice tiny watermelon wedges that have a 1 1/2-inch-wide base. Knick the white part of the watermelon (perpendicular to the green base). This will help you secure the piece of watermelon to the side of the glasses.
Prep the salt-rimmed glasses. Use leftover lime wedges to wet the rims of the glasses before dipping into a plate of salt. Attach watermelon wedges to sides of glasses.
Shake and serve the cocktail. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add 1/2 cup of cocktail. Shake until well-chilled. Strain into a salt-rimmed glass. Alternatively, pour cocktail into an ice-filled pitcher and serve immediately.