Watermelon Margarita


This frozen margarita is sure to impress. Watermelon, orange liqueur, lime juice, and of course tequila, makes this homemade margarita recipe absolutely delicious. Add some flare to your watermelon margarita by garnishing with frozen watermelon cubes, and salt-rimmed glasses.

Watermelon Margaritas
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • Watermelon cubes, (if desired)

  • Kosher salt

  • 10 - 11 lime wedges

  • 3 cup Triple Sec or other orange liqueur

  • 2 - 3 cup tequila

  • 1 ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 cup superfine sugar or powdered sugar

  • 5 cup seedless watermelon, chopped


  1. If desired, freeze cubes of watermelon on a waxed paper-lined tray for 1 to 2 hours or until firm.

  2. Place salt on a small plate. Rub rims of eight glasses with one of the lime wedges. Dip rims of glasses in salt to coat; set aside.

  3. In a pitcher combine Triple Sec, tequila, lime juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

  4. Pour 1/4 cup of tequila mixture into blender or food processor with chopped watermelon (working in batches if necessary). Cover and blend or process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Combine watermelon juice with remaining tequila mixture. Stir. Chill until ready to serve.

  5. Place frozen watermelon cubes, if using, in salt-rimmed glasses. Pour tequila mixture over watermelon cubes. Garnish with remaining lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
60g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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