Watermelon Margarita

Simply refreshing Watermelon Margaritas will be your go to way to cool down this summer! And you only need 3 ingredients to make them! 

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, you could say that I am kind of a baby when it comes to heat. I mean, anything above 85 and I’m uncomfortable.

I know, I know, it’s crazy.

Simply refreshing Watermelon Margaritas will be your go to way to cool down this summer! And you only need 3 ingredients to make them! 

This means that come summer time, I am always looking for refreshing ways to cool down. And with cinco de mayo next week and summer just around the corner, it’s time to start getting summer cocktail recipes ready.

And these watermelon margaritas are a great way to start!

How do you make watermelon juice?

To make watermelon margaritas, you’re going to need watermelon juice.  All you need to do to make it is blend up cubed watermelon with some ice and voila, watermelon juice.

Simply refreshing Watermelon Margaritas will be your go to way to cool down this summer! And you only need 3 ingredients to make them! 

I actually saw some at the grocery store the other day that you can buy too. But I mean, with all the fresh watermelons hitting the shelves and the fact that it is SO easy to make. Save your money!

How do you make a Watermelon Margarita?

This watermelon margarita could not be easier to make. You simply need watermelon, lime juice and silver tequila.

After you blend the watermelon, simply stir it together with the lime juice and silver tequila.

I find the watermelon pretty sweet on it’s own so I forgo the use of simple syrup or sugar. If you like things a bit sweeter add a splash of simple syrup.

Finally, you can choose to strain the margaritas if you prefer. I like the added watermelon flavor you get from leaving the pulp in there.

Simply refreshing Watermelon Margaritas will be your go to way to cool down this summer! And you only need 3 ingredients to make them! 

How do you garnish a Watermelon Margarita?

Like a classic margarita, this margarita is garnished with a salt rim and a lime. You could also garnish it with sugar.

Can you make this Watermelon Margarita frozen?

Yes! Simply combine all the ingredients for the margarita with ice, blend and you’re good to go!

Other Margarita Recipes to try! 

Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita 

Frozen Mango Margaritas

Perfect Pitcher Margarita Recipe  

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Watermelon Margarita Recipe

2 Prep Time:
5 based on 19 reviews


  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup ice, plus more for serving
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • salt/sugar
  • lime for garnish



Place watermelon and ice in a blender and blend.


Pour watermelon juice, lime and tequila in a pitcher or large glass and stir together.


Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a glass, dip cup in salt or sugar to coat the rim.


Put ice in the cup and pour watermelon margarita over the top. Garnish with lime and serve.


Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: Not including salt or sugar garnish
Calories: 191 , Total Fat: 0.2g , Saturated Fat: 0g , Cholesterol: 0mg , Sodium: 0.5g , Carbohydrates: 12.9g , Fiber: 0.7g , Sugar: 9g , Protein: 1g

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  • Reply
    July 26, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I realize this is an older post and just wanted to comment. This is a great recipe and fairly low in calories. But unless you want the watermelon juice to separate and the pulp to float to the top, you need to strain the juice through a sieve. Even after you do that, it still separates some. Very yummy though and thanks for sharing. Your pics are awesome!!

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    Jagruti Dhanecha
    May 12, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Love watermelon and this margarita look so refreshing, currently, watermelons are flooding into the markets, and I am going to pick one for this recipe.

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    May 12, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Love a good margarita and this watermelon one sounds so perfect for summer! And all your pics are so super fun… yum!

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    Amanda Mason
    May 12, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Yum! I had no idea watermelon juice was that easy to make!! I’m so making this! Such a perfect summer drink!

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    Marisa F. Stewart
    May 12, 2019 at 11:58 am

    The minute I saw the recipe I pinned it. What a great drink for when the weather turns hot. I can almost taste it now. I’d love to be sitting on our deck and enjoying the watermelon margarita. Thank you for sharing.

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    May 12, 2019 at 8:10 am

    This looks absolutely refreshing! I am going to pick up some watermelon soon and give this a try!

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    May 12, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Wow… I am such a sucker for margaritas in summer and never tried them with watermelons yet! Now I feel like kicking myself, trying it out soon.

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    Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer
    May 11, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    After working outside for 5 hours today in the sun, this sounds positively perfect!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    May 9, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Only three ingredients to make this delicious drink recipe?? Count me in!! This looks so good :)

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    Veena Azmanov
    May 7, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Perfect and colorful drink for a special person. I love it. Perfect for the season too.

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    Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
    May 5, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    My husband just bought a big ol’ carton of watermelon juice at the store this weekend and now I know what we’re going to make for the forecast 86F weather we’re supposed to get later this week! ;)

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    Jenni LeBaron
    May 5, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I love that these use fresh watermelon for the best flavor! I’ve been craving watermelon alot lately and think these would be the perfect way to cool down on these increasingly warm days!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    May 5, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Today was the first warm day this year, so I was craving ALLLL of the drinks. This would have been perfect for today! Definitely making it this summer ;)

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    Analida Braeger
    May 5, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    These look so tasty and refreshing , It seems like the perfect drink to be having on the beach on a hot day !

  • Reply
    May 5, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I’ve not had a Margarita made with watermelon, but it sounds delicious and so refershing

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    May 4, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Ong! It looks so refreshing and perfect for summer to me. I am tempted to pick a glass right away. :)

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    May 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Haaaa, you would have a really hard time then where I live in the summer! But this cocktail at least is a perfect way to cool off! Can’t wait to make this one!

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    Kelly Anthony
    May 4, 2019 at 7:06 am

    3 ingredients?! Yes, please! And I love watermelon. This is so going down this summer!

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    May 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Watermelon margarita? Basically sure you created this recipe just for me! Can’t wait to make this wow, I am so excited!

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    Loreto and Nicoletta
    May 2, 2019 at 7:59 am

    That is really easy and yet so tasty and refreshing! We cannot think of summer yet as there is snow outside our window, but soon… :-)

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    Veena Azmanov
    April 30, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Perfect and best for the season. Summers get special too. Love the color to it.

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    April 30, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Oh. My. Word. Yesssssssss. Loving the freshness and simplicity of this. This will be tried for sure this summer. Again. And again. And again.

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    April 30, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    What could be more refreshing than watermelon & margaritas together? What a pretty and perfect looking cocktail. It’s going on my drinks menu for this summer for sure!

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