In the life of a teacher, the first day of summer is as glorious as it gets. The yammering students, sniping administrators, the months and months cooped up in airless, windowless rooms still hover around the consciousness like a persistent bad dream. But the days ahead, days and days and days (71 to be exact), are filled with promise. Whole books will be read, projects completed, day trips taken, meals planned and made. Anything is possible, especially after a couple of these watermelon margaritas!
This recipe makes two drinks, but can easily be doubled or tripled. Heck, quadruple it. It's summer at last!
2 oz. top shelf tequila
2 oz. triple sec, Cointreau or Gran Marnier
Juice of one lime
1 cup of ice cold watermelon chunks, no seeds
A hanful of ice cubes
Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Strain into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with watermelon slices. Add a squeeze of lime juice to taste.