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watermelon margaritas in clear glasses
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Watermelon Margaritas

Naturally sweetened, these are fresh, tart, and perfect for summer. Blend up a batch to sip and share this weekend!
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Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: summer, summer cocktail, watermelon recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $8.00


  • Blender


For the Rims (optional):

  • 3 Tbsp Granulated Sugar or Salt (or use a combination for a salty-sweet rim)
  • 1 tsp Lime zest
  • 2 Lime Wedges

For the Margaritas:

  • 1 lb Watermelon Cubes (preferably seedless; see note)
  • 1 cup Tequila
  • ¼ cup Cointreau
  • ¼ cup Lime Juice
  • 6 leaves Fresh Mint
  • Extra watermelon wedges, mint leaves, or some lime slices for garnish


  • If you’d like to rim the glasses, combine sugar and/or salt and lime zest in a shallow bowl or plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of each glass. Dip the glass in the salt / sugar, rotating to coat.
  • Blend together watermelon, tequila, cointreau, lime juice and mint leaves. (Note: If you’re using frozen watermelon cubes for a frozen margarita, you can also add about 1 cup of ice to give the drink even more slushy frozen flavor.)
  • Fill each glass with ice (skip if you made a frozen margarita).
  • Pour margaritas over ice. Garnish with watermelon wedges, mint leaves, or lime slices


For a frozen margarita with a slushy texture, freeze the watermelon cubes for at least 2 hours before blending.
If your watermelon is not particularly sweet (or if you know you would like a sweeter margarita) you can add some honey or a few whole strawberries to the blender (these will naturally add sweetness) or add some honey or sugar after tasting the drink.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg