Watermelon Margaritas – A Cozy Kitchen

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These watermelon margaritas are so refreshing and delicious. They’re perfectly sweet, tart and easy to throw together. This is a batch cocktail so you can mix, chill and serve. Serve these with my carne asada tacos and queso fundido for the perfect meal.

Watermelon Margaritas on counter.

I’m a big fan of margaritas (see my Cranberry Margaritas and Strawberry Margaritas as an example). But I don’t love making one cocktail at a time, especially if I have people coming over. I like to make a batch cocktail. I mix everything together all at once, stick it in the fridge before they come over so it gets nice and chilled. And then I casually can pour everyone a drink from that. It provides entertaining ease. 

This fits that bill perfectly.

Ingredients You’ll Need for Watermelon Margaritas

Ingredients for Watermelon Margaritas.
  1. Watermelon – I prefer to use the seedless watermelon that’s around 5-pounds.
  2. Cointreau – I like using this as my orange liqueur (you can use triple sec, if that’s what you have!).
  3. Tequila – I love a tequila blanco for this recipe but feel free to use your favorite type of tequila.
  4. Limes – We need fresh lime juice for this!
  5. Salt – I love using kosher salt. We want a salted rim. I cannot drink a margarita without it.

For the rest of the ingredients, please see the recipe card below!

Watermelon in blender with ingredients all around.

How to Make Watermelon Margaritas

  1. Cube up your watermelon. I used a 5-pound seedless mini watermelon. If you’re using a bigger watermelon, simply scale the recipe up. 
  2. Add the watermelon to a blender and blend it up until it becomes super smooth, about 1 minute. It may take a bit to get it started. I used the tapper accessory my blender came with. 
  3. Pour the watermelon puree through a strainer into a carafe or large measuring cup. You may need to work it through the strainer using a whisk. I found that to be the easiest way. Discard the pulp. 
  4. To the watermelon juice, pour in the tequila, cointreau and lime juice. Transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 to 2 hours or up to 3 days. 
  5. Run a lime wedge around your glasses. Add some salt to a shallow plate. And dip the edges of the glasses in the salt. Add ice to each glass and pour the margarita mix in.
  6. Serve with any garnish you like: lime wedges, balls of melon or simply as is. Serve! 
Watermelon puree on counter.

Recipe Tip

Use mezcal for a smokey flavor. Mezcal is a liquor that is made from the agave plant. It’s usually stronger proof in terms of alcohol and has a smokey flavor. I think it’ll be delicious in this margarita so feel free to use it in place of tequila.

Leave out the salted rim. If you don’t like salt, feel free to leave it out!

Add Tajin to the rim. Tajin is a Mexican spice blend that’s often times used on the rim of cocktails. Run a lime around the rim of the glass and dip it in Tajin. The spicy and salty combination goes really well with these Watermelon Margaritas.

Watermelon Margaritas on counter

Recipe FAQs

Can I use other fruit for this?

Yes, I would recommend using other melons like honeydew, cantaloupe, canary melons or winter melons.You may need to taste it and adjust the sweetener to taste. You could make a simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) or add a bit of agave. 

Can I leave out the alcohol?

Sure, but I will refer you to my Aguas Frescas. That recipe will accommodate a alcohol-free experience.

Can I make this ahead?

Yes, absolutely. Since this is a batch cocktail, it’ll stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Watermelon Margaritas on counter.

What to Serve with these Watermelon Margaritas

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To Make Watermelon Margaritas:

  • Cube up your watermelon and add it to a blender. Blend it up until very smooth, about 1 minute. You may need to do this in batches depending on how big your blender is. You also might need that little stopper/mixer tool to get it going.

  • Place a sieve over a big measuring cup or pitcher and pour the watermelon puree through it. Work it through the sieve by using a whisk. And then discard the pulp. I ended up with about 5 cups of watermelon juice.

  • Mix in the tequila, cointreau and lime juice. Give it a taste and adjust the alcohol to your liking. I purposefully made it on the lighter side; add more if you want it boozier.

  • Fill a shallow small plate with kosher salt. Run a lime wedge around the edge of your glasses and dip the rim in a salt. Add ice cubes to each of the glasses and then pour in the watermelon margarita mix. Serve with a garnish if you like (I made melon balls using a small teaspoon measure) and enjoy.

Tips and Tricks:

 

  • Can I use other fruit for this? Yes, I would recommend using other melons like honeydew, cantaloupe, canary melons or winter melons. You may need to taste it and adjust the sweetener to taste. You could make a simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) or add a bit of agave.
  • Can I make this ahead? Yes, absolutely. Since this is a batch cocktail, it’ll stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Can I make this without alcohol? Yep, you can leave out the alcohol and simply replace the cointreau with orange juice. It’ll give it the same flavor vibe. 

Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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