Margarita Melon : Margarita Appetizer.

15 July 2014

These drunken watermelon bites are perfect for a summer party.  They taste like a mini watermelon margarita and they are so cute that your guests won’t be able to resist.  They have a great tequila flavor, but not enough alcohol in one to make you tipsy.  The sea salt provides a great contrast with the sour of the lime and the sweet of the watermelon. 

It’s the perfect appetizer or amuse for a Mexican dinner with friends.  I’m currently working out dinner party details, just so I can plan around these. 

Margarita Melon


  • Using a melon baller {I just used a metal measuring spoon for mine} scoop out melon.  If you don’t have a melon baller, you can also cut the melon into half inch cubes.
  • Place the melon ball on a tasting spoon.  I used ceramic soup spoons. {amazon affiliate}
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of tequila, 1/4 teaspoon of triple sec, {Grand Marnier, or Cointreau will also work} and 1/4 teaspoon of fresh lime juice over the top of the watermelon.   Make sure to use fresh lime juice, it makes a huge difference.
  • Store in the fridge for at least half an hour to allow alcohol to soak into the watermelon.
  • Top with a pinch of sea salt just before serving!  If these are going to be passed hor d'oeuvres or appetizers sitting out, you can have a little salt cellar on the tray for the guests to add a pinch of salt themselves just before eating.  I used a smoked sea salt that I picked up at Trader Joe’s, but a vanilla sea salt or pink Himalayan is also a great choice.

Just be careful not to indulge too much or you’ll be dancing around with a sombrero on your head before you know it.  It goes without saying that these need to be kept out of the hands of little ones.  You could always do a non-alcoholic version with a little fresh lime juice, and sea salt… just be sure to label them clearly! 


jessica mink said...

Those sound so so good!!! I think all I need is some new sea salt and I will be ready to dive in:) yummy !!!!!

Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

Oh my gosh, I want to make these! They sound amazing.

Sara Panza said...

Dang you and your awesome booze recipes. ;)

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