Honeydew, lime juice, tequila, agave nectar and ice are all you need to make these Frozen Honeydew Margaritas. A sweet, but not overly sweet cocktail perfect for sipping all weekend long!
Happy Friday! What a busy week it’s been. On top of my usual blogging work I also spent a good part of yesterday and even more of today baking. I’m baking four desserts to feed nearly 100 people for a family friend’s function on Saturday. Whew! So much butter and sugar, but boy does it make the house smell good and make me super hungry! All of the extra standing in the kitchen makes me super excited to do a lot of sitting this weekend. While I’m sitting I’ll be sipping on one of these Frozen Honeydew Margaritas!
Melons aren’t usually something I crave, probably because I’ve had so many bad, flavorless ones. I can’t stand when you order a side of fruit at a restaurant and all that shows up are a few pieces of underripe cantaloupe and honeydew. Oh and don’t get me started on how gross fake melon flavored drinks are. Cocktails that use Midori…no thanks. My husband ordered one when we were in Aspen and I nearly gagged on it’s flavor and sweetness.
I decided to take a chance though on the honeydew I saw at the store a few weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised in how sweet and juicy it was. I ate so much while I was cutting it up I gave myself a huge stomachache, but it was worth it. The rest of it went into the freezer for smoothies and into my blender to make a batch of these Frozen Honeydew Margaritas.
When I make margaritas I have two requirements. Good tequila and fresh ingredients. Why people use margarita mix I’ll never understand. Since it’s been so dang hot for the last couple weeks, frozen was the only way to make these. Not only are the margaritas easy to make, but they only use 5 ingredients. Honeydew, lime juice, white tequila, agave nectar and ice. Everything gets thrown in the blender and blended until it’s smooth. The balance of the melon flavor, lime and tequila is right on and makes for a margarita that is sweet without being overly sweet. The recipe can easily be double, tripled or even more if you’re serving a crowd. Kick back this weekend and relax with one of these Frozen Honeydew Margaritas in your hand! Cheers!
Frozen Honeydew Margaritas
- 1 cup cubed honeydew
- 1 cup ice
- 2 ounces good quality white tequila
- Juice of a lime
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar, use more or less depending on how sweet you want your margaritas
- Salt for the rims of the glasses (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Run a piece of honeydew along the rim of two glasses and then dip the rim in salt.
- Pour the frozen honeydew margaritas into the prepared glasses and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g
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David @ CookingChat says
sounds like a refreshing drink! hope you got to enjoy one or two this weekend!
Nicole Taggart says
love honeydew! And margaritas. perfect
YUM! Literally so refreshing on a hot summer day!
Cynthia |What A Girl Eats says
OMG! Those look so delicious! And your pictures are stunning!
Thanks Cynthia! Have a great weekend!
I need to try these margaritas! They look so refreshing!!
Super refreshing Marye!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Absolutely hate when I’m duped by a bad melon :( This looks like a fab cocktail – I absolutely love the idea of fresh honeydew in this(we actually have good melons grown here in AZ – I’m sure you know)! I can’t wait to try this!
Oh I know AZ has good melons. The one I bought here and used for this recipe was actually grown in AZ, go figure! Have a great weekend Patricia!