Melon Margarita

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Melon Margarita cocktail
This Melon Margarita recipe is based on the Margarita – America's most popular tequila-based cocktail, and is made from tequila, melon liqueur (Midori) and lime juice, served over ice. By adding delicious melon to the mix the Melon Margarita becomes even better – we know you will love the sweet taste of this drink.
According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, the margarita is related to a popular Mexican drink, the Daisy – Margarita is Spanish for "daisy". The difference between them is the usage of tequila rather than brandy.
The margarita became popular during Prohibition as people crossed the Mexican border to consume alcohol.
We also have a popular recipe for a classic margarita and a Frozen Strawberry Margarita both of which taste amazing!
Total Time: 5 mins

Equipment

  • Margarita glass

Ingredients 

  • 60 ml tequila
  • 30 ml melon liqueur
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • crushed ice

Optional

  • sea salt
  • lime wedge

Instructions 

  • Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lime wedge.
  • Then dip the cocktail glass into sea salt to frost.  
  • Add crushed ice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add the tequila, melon liqueur and lime juice into the shaker.
  • With the lid on, shake vigorously until cold and strain into the cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the lime wedge. 

Notes

units: 4

FAQ

What is the difference between a Paloma and Margarita?

A Paloma cocktail also uses tequila like a Magarita, but the Paloma cocktail doesn’t contain triple sec and instead uses a grapefruit juice mix.

Is a Midori liqueur vegan?

Yes, midori liqueur (known as the brand Midori) is suitable for vegans.

Is a melon margarita sweet?

Yes, a melon margarita cocktail has a generally sweet taste due to the melon liqueur added, sharpened a little by the tequila.

Are margarita cocktails strong?

Yes, a melon margarita is a very strong alcoholic cocktail, with roughly 4-4.5 units per serving. Drink responsibly.

Jose Cuervo ran ad campaigns for the Margarita in 1945, with the slogan "Margarita: it's more than a girl's name.".
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Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.