Refreshing Watermelon Margarita Recipe

We’re giving a twist on the classic margarita. Made with the ‘iconic fruit of summer,’ this watermelon margarita recipe screams tropical fun! It looks so pretty, it’s easy to make, and it tastes wonderful with refreshing fresh watermelon juice, the bright zing of lime, and earthly tequila. You can serve this drink at formal parties while engaging in a loaded discussion with a friend or while dancing loose at night clubs. Pair your margaritas with some Mexican corn or steak tacos for snacks.

Tips on Making Watermelon Margarita

This recipe for watermelon margarita surely is thirst-quenching and easy-to-mix, but there are more delicious ways to customize your margarita mix and enjoy them even better. Here are the best tips about making it:

  • Use the best watermelon you can find. It should have a brownish yellow spot on the side where it lay on the ground. Give it a tap using your knuckles, and it should produce a hollow sound indicating that it’s juicy! They’re sweet too, so there’ll be no need for added sugar.
  • Add a splash of triple sec to intensify the citrusy flavor of your tequila lime watermelon cocktail. 
  • For the garnish, you can add a cucumber spear, lemon or lime wedge, an olive, and maybe even a pepper if you’re in for some spice.
  • Customize your margarita salt. You can do a mixture of equal parts of kosher salt, cayenne, lemon pepper, and chili flakes for a salty-spicy contrast to the sweet watermelon cocktail. You can also do only half salted rim on the glasses so that your friends can pick if they want salt or not.

Looking for more watermelon margarita recipes? Aside from this watermelon margarita on the rocks, you can try this spicy watermelon margarita with jalapenos and ancho chili. On the other hand, here’s an alcohol-free frozen watermelon margarita that kids will enjoy!

Refreshing Watermelon Margarita Recipe

How To Make Refreshing Watermelon Margarita

This blended watermelon margarita is the perfect drink for grown-ups who want a fruity puree in their cocktail. Enjoy a cooling sensation of sweetness and tanginess with every sip.

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins


  • 5 tbsp tequila, Blanco
  • tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup watermelon, cubed and seeded
  • ice cubes

For Garnish:

  • kosher salt, for lining glass rim (optional), or sea salt
  • lime wedges


  1. Cut watermelon into cubes and deseed.
  2. Puree the cubed watermelon in a blender until smooth.
  3. Strain the watermelon puree with a fine mesh strainer to remove pulp or left-over seeds.
  4. Pour the watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila, and preferred amount of ice cubes to a cocktail shaker.
  5. Shake well to properly mix ingredients.
  6. Place salt on a small plate. Rub the lining of your margarita glasses with a lime wedge.
  7. Dip the margarita glasses’ wet rims into the plate of salt.
  8. Pour the margarita mixture into the glasses.
  9. Garnish with lime wedges, and serve!


  • Sugar: 5g
  • :
  • Calcium: 8mg
  • Calories: 114kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 108mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Vitamin A: 442IU
  • Vitamin C: 12mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best alcohol to use in Margarita?

Blanco tequila, otherwise known as Silver tequila, is the most common tequila used in making Margaritas for its smooth and citrusy flavor. But the likes of Mezcal would give you a smoky and sweet flavor, while Reposado gives an oaky and stronger taste.

Which orange liqueur is best for Margarita?

Triple sec is a term for dry orange-flavored liqueur, including Cointreau. It’s all up to personal preference which triple sec to use, but the most common is Cointreau. It’s known for its balanced bitter, spicy, and fruity aroma. If you prefer something sweeter but still robust, we suggest you go for Grand Marnier. The sweetest you can use is curacao, which is also the mildest in terms of bitterness.

Can tequila be replaced with vodka?

Definitely! You can use vodka to substitute tequila for your watermelon margarita mix. You can also use rum if you want a fresh and grassy flavor, or beer if you want something a bit more bitter and fruity.

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Our refreshing watermelon margarita is the perfect tropical drink you’ve been looking for. Enjoy its smooth and rich blast of flavor in a glass. Be sure to add this to your list of go-to cocktail recipes, and make it at your next party!
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