Watermelon Tequila Refeshers


  • 3½ pounds chopped seedless watermelon (about 12 cups) cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (6–8 limes) plus lime slices for garnish
  • 4 cups ice
  • ¾ cup sugar


  1. Stir together sugar and ¾ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to use, up to one week.
  2. Working in batches, purée watermelon in a blender until smooth. Past purée in batches through a fine sieve set over a large bowl, discarding solids as you work. Refrigerate juice until ready to use, up to 1 day.
  3. Stir together tequila, lime and watermelon juices with simple syrup in a large pitcher. Stir in ice and lime slices.

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