A Watermelon Margarita Slush Bucket makes summer entertaining SO easy! Fresh watermelon puree is added to gold tequila, frozen limeade, and orange juice with a splash of cranberry for added coloring. Freeze it overnight in a one gallon bucket and enjoy!
I’m envisioning an umbrella on the beach and a bucket of Watermelon Margarita Slushes on ice next to me. Maybe, I could just put a couple of large straws right in the bucket (at least I plan on sharing with another person). This is how I wish my whole summer could be. No painting, cleaning the house, or trying to reason with a miniature version of myself. Just pure relaxation at its best with a great drink in hand.
The inspiration for this cocktail was due to an error at the grocery store once again. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten to the store and thought that there was no need to break out the old list. I mean, I got it all figured out in life! On one of these fine days, I convinced myself that I put limeade concentrate in Whiskey Sour Slushes. The limeade just sat in my fridge for quite some time. It even moved houses with me.
After getting tired of looking at said limeade in my freezer, I decided to throw it away or make something glorious. I’m SO glad that I didn’t throw it away! It turns out that limeade makes the perfect margarita slush bucket. The possibilities are endless folks! Just use throw in plenty of tequila and a bit of orange juice and your favorite fruits for a winner, winner, tequila dinner situation.
Hey 100 degree weather, don’t mess with me! I will just keep making buckets of slush and beat you at your own game! Now, I just need to get a bigger kiddie pool to soak my feet it…major life goals are in play.
Hope you are staying cool this hot summer. Check out my Cocktail Page for other great summer cocktail ideas. Whiskey Sour Slushes and Strawberry Lemon Sangrias are also great for summer entertaining. Why not make them all it once? After all, variety is the spice of life.
Watermelon Margarita Slush Bucket
- 1 Can frozen limeade concentrate; defrosted
- 1 1/2 C. Watermelon; pureed
- 1/3 C. Sugar
- 6 C. Water
- 1 1/2 C. Orange Juice
- 1/2 C. Cranberry Juice
- 2 C. Gold Tequila
- Slices of lime
Add watermelon to blender bowl with a splash of water; blend until smooth.
In a 1 gallon bucket with a lid; pour watermelon through a sieve.
Add all other ingredients and lightly stir.
Freeze for at least 8 hours.
If frozen completely; take out at least 30 minutes before serving.
Run lime slices over the rim of cocktail glasses and dip in sugar.
Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!