tequila-soaked watermelon wedges

Ingredients:

  • 1 inch-thick watermelon wedges (enough to lay flat in two 9×13-inch baking dishes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 2 limes, halved or cut into wedges
  • sea salt

Arrange watermelon wedges in a single layer in 2 (9×13-inch) baking dishes. Prepare Spiked Simple Syrup: Bring sugar, water, tequila, and Triple Sec to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Set aside to cool.

Pour cooled syrup over watermelon and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes (longer if you wish). Remove watermelon from syrup, and arrange on a platter. Squeeze limes over the watermelon and sprinkle with sea salt.

An alternative way to serve these: you can use a melon scooper to scoop out round balls of watermelon to soak in the syrup, then place two watermelon balls on a toothpick and serve them that way (more like an appetizer).
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