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Happy National Tequila Day! @marshalledgar inspired me with his post on Tequila Lollipops, which you have GOT to check out. So cool! And you can make them at home.
Here's my take on this fabulous invented holiday, which I already celebrated last night with a Mango Margarita, and plan on celebrating again tonight with a shot of Patrón (okay, fine, a couple shots of Patrón).
What could be better than a heaping plate of freshly cut watermelon? Nothing, you say?
THINK AGAIN: juicy watermelon wedges soaked in a mixture of tequila, Triple Sec, and simple syrup, then sprinkled with sea salt. HEAVEN.
And best of all, it's incredibly easy to make at home.

Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges

Prep Time: 5 min. Chill Time: 45 min. Difficulty: Easy.
Recipe by Martha Stewart Living (Does she have a son in a frat or something?)

All you need is...

1 seedless watermelon
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup tequila
1/4 cup Triple Sec
2 limes, halved or cut into wedges
Flaked sea salt or coarse salt

Here's what you do...

1. Quarter watermelon and cut into wedges around 1 inch thick. Arrange slices in a single layer in two 9"x13" baking dishes.
2. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, Triple Sec, and tequila to a boil. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves (about 1 minute). Let cool slightly.
3. Pour syrup over watermelon wedges and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.
4. Remove watermelon from syrup and arrange on a platter. Squeeze limes over melon, and season with salt.

Serve and enjoy National Tequila Day!

I WANT!!! Sigh... how much longer do I have to wait!! I can't wait to have all I need to make these things... sigh
Oh, this looks so good! How did you have a mango margarita last night and I am JUST NOW learning about this @allischaaff?! Thanks for the tag. Booze is always so inspirational. haha
I've had this once and it was sooooo good! I'm definitely going to be trying this again this weekend :)
Thank you for posting a watermelon idea that didn't have vodka. I've seen those everywhere. The tequila is a great alternative!