Frozen watermelon margarita

Photo by Gary Corbett

“I started making these delicious frozen margaritas with the leftovers from my “Watermelon bites with feta and mint”. They’re super easy to make and can be whipped out of the freezer, blitzed and into a martini glass in no time at all. There has been discussion on whether this is a margarita or a daiquiri. Not really sure, I suppose it depends on which alcohol you put in.  Best to be safe and try it both ways. Great for a summer party. Enjoy!”

You can find the video on my Musical Menus YouTube page.

https://youtu.be/kXQZf3Ziol8

Ingredients

  • Fresh mint
  • 800g watermelon
  • 6 tablespoons sugar syrup (equal parts sugar and water heated until the sugar has dissolved then cooled)
  • 2 limes, zest and juice.
  • 1 cup malibu or tequila
Method
  1. Put a handful on fresh mint into your food processor and blitz until fine.
  2. Add 900g of watermelon, 6 tablespoons of sugar syrup, the zest and juice of 2 limes and 4 shots of malibu or tequila. (or more if you’re feeling adventurous)
  3. Blitz until smooth.
  4. Transfer to some ice cube trays and freeze overnight.
  5. Transfer frozen mix to food processor and blitz until it resembles a slushy.
  6. Spoon into a martini glass and garnish with a watermelon disc and a sprig of fresh mint.

 

Watermelon bites with feta and mint

Photo by Gary Corbett

“I started making these for summer parties in Queensland.  Sometimes hot canapes are just too much hassle and something cool and refreshing is the best option. Not only are they a delicious combination of sweet and salty with a burst of fresh mint, they’re also really easy to prep at home then put together at the venue.  Enjoy!”

You can find the video on my Musical Menus YouTube page.

https://youtu.be/kXQZf3Ziol8

Ingredients

  • Watermelon
  • Fresh mint
  • 200g Smooth feta
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
Method
  1. Cut the watermelon into 2cm slices.
  2. Using a ring cutter cut discs from each slice.
  3. Using a melon baller cut a small indentation into each disc. Refrigerate.
  4. For the whipped feta, put a handful of mint into your food processor and blitz until fine.
  5. Add smooth feta and a couple of tablespoons of Greek yoghurt and blitz until you have a smooth paste.
  6. Transfer to a piping bag.
  7. Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe a small ball of the whipped feta onto each watermelon disc.
  8. Top with some finely sliced fresh mint and serve immediately or refrigerate until later.