Tequila-Soaked Watermelon

Yeah, yeah, we know. Technically, this is not a cocktail. But trust us, you can drink the juice!

Remember in college when you would cut a hole in a watermelon and try to fit a bottle of vodka in there? It never really worked, did it?

This easy option makes enough for a crowd and the flavors of tequila and watermelon are a match made in heaven.

And by cutting the melon up into inch-sized cubes, each piece gets soaked evenly and serving is a breeze. 

This recipe makes enough for a crowd, and takes 24 hours to 'marinate,' so plan accordingly. Just keep this fruit salad away from the kiddos. 

 

equipment:

knife
plastic bags
measuring cup

ingredients:

12 cups cubed seedless watermelon (about one small watermelon)
2 cups Altos Tequila
2 oz orange liqueur
fresh limes


method:

Divide your cleaned and cubed watermelon equally between two resealable plastic bags. Pour one ounce of orange liqueur and one cup of Altos Tequila into each bag. Remove excess air, seal and toss the bag around a bit to distribute the ingredients. Place the bags in the refrigerator overnight and flip them a couple times in the process so all pieces get a chance to soak up that tasty booze. 

When ready to serve, empty the entire contents into a serving bowl and use a ladle to serve pieces with the juice. Squeeze a wedge of lime on top before serving.