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Got Watermelon? August 30, 2010

Filed under: Drink Recipes — celebrationgoddess @ 6:25 am

MARTINI MONDAY – (enjoy the first evening of the week with a cool cocktail and a easy snack!)

“It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the 13th or 14th.” George Burns

It’s watermelon season! Tips on finding a good one!

I have found one of the best places to buy a watermelon is from your local farmer’s market or fruit stand. Fruits like watermelon are picked when ripe, unlike those found in supermarkets. Watermelons sold in commercial grocery stores are often picked early, so they can ripen while being transported. However, the melons can arrive too early, even too late, and making them, well, just not good.

Look for a melon that is nice looking, meaning free of dents, bruises, cuts, etc. Check under the melon – if it has a yellow or light bottom, it should be ripe. If it’s stripes are found all around the melon, pass on it. It’s just not ready yet.

You may see people at the market tapping on watermelon. What exactly are they listening for? The are checking for signs of hollowness. It is sounds hollow, its ripe. Not hollow, unripe.

Look for a heavy melon. Watermelons are made up of mostly water, so an ideal melon should be heavy for its size.

Watermelon Margarita Recipe

16 ozseeded, blended watermelon
1/2 lime
6 oz Tequila
3 oz triple sec
1 tbsp sugar

Cut up a watermelon, removing seeds. Liquify in a blender until you have about 16 oz. Add remaining ingredients, top with ice and blend until smooth. Taste and add sugar if watermelon is not sweet enough. Serve in a margarita glass with a sugar-coated rim.

Watermelon Salsa


  • 2 cups seeded and coarsely chopped watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons seeded, chopped Anaheim chile
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. In a serving bowl, mix together the watermelon, onion, and chile pepper. Season with balsamic vinegar and garlic salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour to blend flavors.***************************************************************************************
    Sit on the porch, listen to to cicadas, eat salsa and chips and sip on a refreshing margarita. mmmmmmm lip smakin’!

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