Refreshing Watermelon Margaritas

Two watermelon margaritas on a patio table


Hey there, summer lovers! 🌞🍉🍹

Summer is in full swing, and what better way to beat the heat than with a chilled glass of Watermelon Margarita? This refreshing cocktail is not only vibrant and tasty but also super easy to make. So, grab your blender, and let's get this summer party started!


  • 4 cups watermelon, diced (seedless is best!)
  • 1/2 cup tequila (silver or blanco)
  • 1/4 cup triple sec (or any orange liqueur)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2-3 limes)
  • 1-2 tablespoons simple syrup (optional, adjust to taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt or sugar for rimming the glasses
  • Lime wedges and watermelon slices for garnish


  1. Prep Your Glasses: Start by rimming your margarita glasses with salt or sugar. Simply rub a lime wedge around the rim of each glass, then dip it into a plate of salt or sugar. Set aside.

  2. Blend the Watermelon: In a blender, add the diced watermelon and blend until smooth. If you prefer a smoother margarita, you can strain the watermelon juice through a fine mesh sieve to remove any pulp.

  3. Mix It Up: In a large pitcher, combine the watermelon juice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Give it a good stir to mix everything together.

  4. Sweeten to Taste: Taste your margarita mix. If you like it a bit sweeter, add simple syrup to taste. Start with 1 tablespoon and adjust as needed.

  5. Ice, Ice, Baby: Fill your prepared glasses with ice cubes. Pour the watermelon margarita mix over the ice.

  6. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with lime wedges and watermelon slices. Voila! Your refreshing watermelon margaritas are ready to enjoy.

Pro Tips:

  • For a slushy version, blend the margarita mix with ice until you get a frosty consistency.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, add a few fresh mint leaves to the blender for a minty twist.
  • Make a kid-friendly version by skipping the tequila and triple sec. Just blend watermelon juice with lime juice and a bit of simple syrup.

Cheers to sunny days and cool drinks! 🌞🍉🍹

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Top down view of a watermelon margarita garnished with a slice of watermelon and lime, all on a brass cocktail pick

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