Watermelon is one of the most hydrating fruits there is (hence its straight-forward name), and it turns out the melon pairs pretty darn perfectly with a splash of tequila and lime. (Hey, this is full-blown detox-to-retox season.)
Healthy-ish cocktail creator, Pamela Wiznitzer, one of America's Top Female Mixologists, crafted a low-sugar watermelon marg recipe that'll give you major vacay vibes—no PTO required. “It has the freshness from the watermelon and a bit of spice and zip from a bit of ginger,” she says.
Her wildcard ingredient: honey syrup (agave nectar also works), which is a better-for-you alternative than sugar, Wiznitzer says. Another bonus: The ginger is packed with a pain-relieving phytochemical called gingerol that may reduce the inflammation. As far as cocktails go, this one is brimming with benefits.
Want to try this yummy, low-sugar marg for yourself? Keep reading for the recipe and watch a video to see how it's done.
Add the cut up watermelon, tequila, honey syrup, lime juice, and ginger to a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
Rim the glass with lime juice. Pour the mixture into a glass. Add a lime wedge. Enjoy!
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