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Watermelon margaritas made with fresh watermelon juice and tequila served in classic margarita glassware
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Watermelon Margarita Recipe

This Watermelon Margarita recipe is the perfect refreshing drink to sip during the summer months. With only 5 ingredients, this incredibly tasty cocktail has the fruity and sweet taste of fresh watermelon, a bit of zing from fresh lime juice and of course your favorite tequila!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword Watermelon Margarita, Watermelon Margarita Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 250kcal


Watermelon Juice

  • 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon

Chili-Salt For the Rims

  • You can use Coarse Kosher salt Tajin or a combination of 1 part chili powder mixed with 1 part Kosher salt
  • Lime wedges

Watermelon Margarita

  • 8 ounces 1 cup watermelon juice
  • 2 ounces 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces 1/2 cup tequila (silver or blanco)
  • 1 ounce triple sec or Grand Marnier
  • 1-2 ounces agave nectar or simple syrup optional depending on the sweetness of the watermelon


  • Small watermelon wedges or lime slices


To Make the Watermelon Juice:

  • To make the watermelon juice, put the watermelon cubes into a blender. Blend until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on solids.

Prepare the Glasses:

  • Chill two margarita glasses in the freezer for 15-30 minutes. Place the salt (Tajin or Chili salt) in a shallow dish or saucer. Wet the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and dip the glass into the salt, coating the top edge.

Make Margaritas:

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and agave nectar or simple syrup (if using). Shake until frothy and well chilled, at least 1 minute. Strain into the prepared glasses and garnish with watermelon wedge or lime slices.

Simple Syrup:

  • You can make simple syrup by combining equal parts of water and sugar. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Cool before using. Simple syrup can also be made in the microwave. Microwave 30 seconds at a time stirring in between each interval. It should take about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes total.


  • You can use regular Kosher salt to rim the glasses as well as a combination of Kosher salt and Tajin for a little spicy kick!


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1311IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg