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Watermelon Lime Spritzer
Save your watermelon for snacks! Pick up a bottle of watermelon lime juice from Amanda’s Fruit Specialties for these watermelon lime spritzers from Grumpy Olive. Her juice already contains lime, the additional lime juice in this recipe is optional for those on the zesty side. For a more flavorful cocktail, add some watermelon chunks to the jug and save some for garnish. Check in with VEGGI Co-Op to see what other herbs may complement the cocktail; maybe some shiso, mint, or basil? Garnish the cocktail with a freshly cut watermelon slice, sliced jalapeño pepper, or even a tajin rim. This recipe calls for 2 ½ cups of watermelon juice and serves four; that is just over one bottle of watermelon lime juice from Ms. Amanda. Double or triple your recipe for more friends!
- 2 ½ cups watermelon juice
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 8 oz. tequila
- 3.5 oz. triple sec
- 2.5 oz. agave syrup or honey
- sparkling water
Juice the limes and place the juice in a big jug.
Add the tequila and the triple sec to the same jug, then mix well using a spoon.
Pour the watermelon juice into the jug with the sweetener and combine.
When ready to serve, fill a tall glass with ice, fill half the glass with the watermelon mixture, and then top it up with sparkling water.
Garnish with a slice of lime and a slice of freshly cut watermelon and serve immediately.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.