No one will want to “put baby in the corner” with this sweet and flavorful drink.  (Those who are fans of the movie “Dirty Dancing” will understand what I mean.)  This traditional summer cocktail is perfect for celebrating National Tequila Day today.  Maybe we can even say with the fresh fruit it’s good for you?  Well, maybe not.  But, this is a winner of a drink and the watermelon is perfect for picking right now. Happy National Tequila Day! Enjoy!


Fresh Watermelon Margarita


2 cups cubed seeded watermelon

2 cups crushed ice

⅓ cup tequila

¼ cup white sugar

¼ cup lime juice

1 tablespoon vodka

1 tablespoon orange liqueur



Combine watermelon, ice, tequila, sugar, lime juice, vodka, and orange liqueur in a blender; blend well. Salt the rim with margarita salt and pour the watermelon margarita into glasses. Add a freshly sliced watermelon to the rim and enjoy!