1 1/2poundsseedless watermelon, cubed (remove skin and rind, then weigh)
1poundripe red tomatoes, quartered (I used a mix of heirlooms and vine tomatoes)
For a single Margarita:
1 1/2ouncesOlmeca Altos Reposado Tequila or Plata Tequila
3/4ouncefreshly squeezed lime juice
Small pinch of kosher salt
For a large batch of Margaritas:
22 1/2ouncesOlmeca Altos Reposado Tequila Or Plata Tequila
11 1/2ouncesfreshly squeezed lime juice
11 1/2ouncessimple syrup*
Basil sprigs, for garnish
Combine watermelon and tomato in a blender, and puree until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a clean bowl. You should have about 30 ounces of watermelon-tomato juice.
To make a single cocktail, combine watermelon-tomato juice, tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and kosher salt in a short tumbler filled with ice. Stir to combine and chill. Garnish with a basil sprig.
To make a large batch of margaritas, combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, stirring to combine and dissolve the salt. Fill individual glasses with ice, and pour margarita as needed. The mixture will separate in the pitcher over time, so have a spoon ready to mix before serving. Garnish each glass with a basil sprig.
* Simple syrup is made by warming up equal parts sugar and water, and stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Recently I’ve been making this in the microwave! But you can also easily prepare on the stovetop.