Watermelon Margarita

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posted: 07/14/14

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This Watermelon Margarita recipe is refreshing, colorful and so delicious! Easily made two different ways, this will be your go-to cocktail all summer.

Watermelon Margaritas | Delicious and easy, made two ways!

This Watermelon Margarita recipe is one of my favorite cocktails to serve on hot summer days, when the sun is high, temperatures are sweltering and when we’re all in need of a refreshing, sweet but not too sweet cocktail. Ripe red watermelon and tequila? Best combination ever! It just screams SUMMER to me! I love making a big pitcher of this cocktail and serving on the back patio with friends while we watch the kids play in the sprinklers.

Do you have a summertime go to cocktail? I’d love to hear your favorites! Drop me a comment below, and then whip up a batch of this delicious drink for yourself!

Watermelon Margaritas | Delicious and easy, made two ways!

SUMMER MARGARITA WITH JUST FOUR INGREDIENTS

The best part of this simple cocktail? It comes together with just four simple ingredients! It could not be easier to make, and that’s why it’s in constant rotation around our place during the summer.  You could easily make this as a kid-friendly drink too, just leave out the tequila. Here’s all you need:

  • Ripe watermelon: Cut the watermelon into chunks, make sure all the seeds are removed.
  • Agave syrup: This popular sweetener can be found in most grocery stores near the other sweeteners or in the natural foods section. If you don’t have any on hand, you can use honey or a bit of maple syrup. You can also make your own simple syrup which is easy to make and can be used in a million different cocktails.
  • Lime juice: freshly squeezed, you’ll need the juice of one lime. Or  you can use bottled lime juice.
  • Tequila: You’ll need about three ounces for two cocktails. You can easily double or triple this recipe if you’re serving a crowd.

WATERMELON MARGARITA MADE TWO WAYS

I love this drink, not  just because it is delicious, but because it can be made two ways!

  1. If you love slushy frozen blended drinks (and who doesn’t?) simply freeze watermelon chunks, then blend the frozen fruit along with the rest of the ingredients. **NOTE** To freeze watermelon, cut into cubes. Place in a single layer on a wax paper lined plate. Once completely frozen, transfer to an air tight container and store until you are ready to use.
  2. If you prefer your margaritas over ice, you can keep the watermelon either refrigerated or at room temperature, blend it with the other ingredients and serve it over ice cubes. They’re both easy and so refreshing!

This Watermelon Margarita recipe is refreshing, colorful and so delicious! Easily made two different ways, this will be your go-to cocktail all summer.

MORE SUMMER COCKTAILS

If you love summertime sips, try some of these deliciously refreshing drinks:

I hope you LOVE this simple, refreshing and fruity watermelon margarita cocktail! It’s one of my very favorites, and I can’t wait to hear what you think. Please leave me a comment below, and let’s give three cheers to summertime!

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Watermelon Margarita

Serves: 2 margaritas
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Prep: 5 minutes
This Watermelon Margarita recipe is refreshing, colorful and so delicious! Easily made two different ways, this will be your go-to cocktail all summer.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen cubes of watermelon See notes
  • 1 TBSP agave syrup
  • 2 TBSPs lime juice
  • 3 oz tequila

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients together until smooth, divide between two glasses and enjoy.

Notes

To freeze watermelon, cut into cubes. Place in a single layer on a wax paper lined plate. Once completely frozen, transfer to an air tight container and store until you are ready to use.
If you don't like blended margaritas, you can certainly blend fresh, non frozen watermelon, and then serve over ice.
Serving: 1cocktail Calories: 167kcal (8%) Carbohydrates: 19g (6%) Protein: 1g (2%) Sodium: 2mg Potassium: 157mg (4%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 17g (19%) Vitamin A: 15IU Vitamin C: 20mg (24%) Calcium: 1mg Iron: 2mg (11%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: cocktails

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  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    If only we could have my tween watch your threenager we could enjoy these margaritas in peace. Just a thought. :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Would you believe that I had the EXACT same thought??? :)

  2. Kelly says

    Oh yum! Making these for my next girl’s night!

  3. Katie says

    Hi Lisa! Looks delish! I’d like one RIGHT now (or several).

    Heard at my house from my four year old last week while nursing the baby: “Mom, which one does water come out of?”

    It’s so funny what they come up with!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cook it! Craft It! Share It! tonight!

  4. Emily says

    Threenageer lololol that’s awesome. Kinda like this margarita! Yum!

  5. Patti says

    Hi Lisa,

    Getting ready for a family beach vacation with 14 people (8 adults). This looks like a fun new drink to try. Thanks for sharing. Found you on creativity unleashed link-up.
    Patti

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you like it Patti!

  6. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking says

    Hi Lisa, I’m another blogging Lisa *waves*. I found your site through ‘The Best of the Weekend’ party and was drawn in by this gorgeous margarita (hey, we’re all drawn in by margaritas…, right? ;) ) And the fact that it’s also a slushie – mind asplode! Too bad it’s raining here right now. Sitting in the garden with a few of these in hand sounds the perfect way to rock n’ roll through summer.

    Really digging all your goodies. In fact, I’m now your newest subscriber [by RSS]. Off to follow on your social channels now.

    Hugs from across the pond,
    Lisa // Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad to have you Lisa!!

  7. Lauren says

    These look delicious!! I am totally on a watermelon kick right now and these are now on the top of my “must try” list. Yum!

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