Watermelon Margarita Recipe

You really can’t beat a watermelon margarita. This cocktail is a delightful blend of fresh, sweet watermelon with the crispness of blanco tequila, balanced by the tartness of lime juice and a hint of honey for sweetness. It’s a perfect summer drink, offering a burst of watermelon flavor that’s both invigorating and delicious. Ideal for poolside sipping, backyard BBQs, or any occasion that calls for a cool, fruity beverage.

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Watermelon Margarita

Sweet watermelon, crisp with blanco tequila, tart with lime juice, and sweet with honey, the watermelon margarita really can't be beat.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Margarita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 185 kcal


  • 2 parts tequila
  • 2 parts fresh watermelon
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • .5 part honey adjust to taste
  • ice
  • salt for rim


  1. Salt rim: Rub a lime wedge along the rim of the glass and dip into a plate of salt.

  2. In a blender, combine chunks of fresh watermelon, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and a dash of honey. Add a handful of ice.

  3. Blend until smooth.

  4. Pour into the salt-rimmed glass.

  5. Garnish with a lime slice or a small watermelon wedge.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Can you make a frozen watermelon margarita?

Yes, for a frozen version, use frozen watermelon chunks instead of fresh watermelon. Blend the frozen chunks with the tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, and honey until smooth. No additional ice is needed.

Can you make a watermelon margarita with vodka?

Absolutely! Substitute blanco tequila with vodka for a different flavor profile. The watermelon and lime flavors will still be prominent.

How do you make a watermelon margarita spicy?

To add a spicy kick, muddle a few slices of jalapeño or habanero pepper in the blender before adding the other ingredients. Adjust the amount of pepper to control the heat level.

How to make a non-alcoholic watermelon margarita?

For a non-alcoholic version, replace the blanco tequila with non-alcoholic tequila or soda water, and use a non-alcoholic Triple Sec alternative. Keep the watermelon, lime juice, and honey for the authentic flavor.

Tips for making watermelon margaritas in large batches:

When making large batches, blend the watermelon, lime juice, Triple Sec, and honey in a large pitcher. Add the tequila last, adjusting to the desired strength. Refrigerate until serving, and add ice to individual glasses rather than the pitcher to prevent dilution.

Bartender’s Note:

The essence of a great Watermelon Margarita lies in the freshness and ripeness of the watermelon used. Fresh, ripe watermelon provides a natural sweetness and robust flavor, reducing the need for additional sweeteners. This cocktail is a fantastic way to enjoy the refreshing qualities of watermelon in a classic margarita form.

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