L'Apéro watermelon Margaritas
 
 
Summertime and the livin's easy! Especially with these easy, refreshing watermelon Margaritas. These Margaritas are accompanied by some tasty little bites (assaggi) of soft Maltese goats cheese, ġbejniet given a sharper edge with a crudites coating of radishes and peperoncini to off-set the sweetness of the cocktail.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • Serves 2 to 3 stem glassesprint button transparent
  • 400g watermelon
  • 175ml Tequila
  • 100ml Prosecco or similar
  • 75ml lime juice (around 3 limes)
  • 2 whole lime to slice
  • 60ml sugar (or less as desired)
  • fine salt to rim glasses
  • CRUDITÉS CHEESE ASSAGGI
  • 3 small soft goat cheeses, or cream cheese like Philadelphia
  • bunch of radishes
  • 3 peperonici (long, fat chilis or slim peppers)
  • fresh ground black pepper & sea salt
  • cocktail sticks or short bamboo skewers
Method
  1. Freeze watermelon slices til partly frozen but not solid (1.5 hours is fine). Chill cocktail stem glasses for 20 minutes before serving.
  2. Remove melon from freezer and cut into smallish chunks. Place in a food processor or blender and whiz til pulverised. Strain the watermelon through a sieve, pressing through every last drop of juice.
  3. Place the watermelon juice along with all the other ingredients, except Prosecco, salt and lime slices, in a shaker or large jug and mix thoroughly.
  4. Decant to a large jug and stir in the Prosecco.
  5. Take the cocktail stems from the freezer and dip their rims onto a plate of salt to coat lightly.
  6. Place two or three ice cubes in each glass and pour in the Margarita carefully. Serve with extra lime slices.
Recipe by The Red Bistro at http://theredbistro.com/2013/08/03/watermelon-margaritas-crudites-cheese-assaggi/