Nothing says summer quite like a fresh slice of watermelon. In this twist on the classic, we pay homage to this sweet fruit in the form of a boozy, vibrant tropical sensation –the Watermelon Margarita!

This Watermelon Margarita recipe is a delicious mix of watermelon, triple sec, tequila, ice and lime juice. The lime and triple sec already compliment tequila’s raw herbal flavor, but add the juicy sweetness of a ripe watermelon, and you have a glorious drink.

The first trick to making the best homemade Watermelon Margarita is in the fruit itself, so be sure to select a ripe watermelon (more on that below). After finding the juiciest fruit, it’s now your choice whether you want it juiced or pureed.

Ingredients for Watermelon Margarita Recipe

We love this Margarita for its simplicity. You only need four simple ingredients and a few easy steps to get boozed up!

What you’ll need for two servings (divide by two if making a solo drink):

  • 150 g Mini watermelon, peeled and deseeded
  • 70 ml Blanco/Silver/White tequila
  • 35 ml Triple sec
  • 20 ml Fresh lime juice, plus two wedges for garnish
  • Crushed ice
  • Optional: Salt for the rim

How to Make a Watermelon Margarita Mix

This tequila watermelon drink tastes like a wonderfully boozy agua fresca and is ideal for hot summer nights. Make extra and keep it in the fridge for later!

  1. Blend the watermelon until smooth, then strain into a container to yield 100ml juice. Discard the pulp.
  2. Add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and fresh watermelon juice back to the blender, along with the ice.
  3. If desired, run a lime wedge around your glasses. Pour some salt onto a shallow plate and dip the edges of the glasses in the salt to make a nice rim.
  4. Pour in the cocktail and serve with any garnish you desire, such as lime wedges, slices of melon or simply as is.

Tips for Making the Best Watermelon Margarita

It’s not that hard to get the best cocktail you can make. You just need to follow these simple tips and you’ll get it!

  • Choose a watermelon that is ripe and juicy. Keep an eye out for the following: a brown stem, a large yellow blotch, produces a hollow sound when tapped, and it has deep, dark green with creamy, and pale yellow stripes. Watermelon will keep its best quality for 10-12 months if properly preserved (that is, sealed in airtight containers or freezer bags and kept constantly frozen).
  • Elevate your cocktail with a salted rim. Rimming the glass makes the margaritas super exciting. Instead of putting the glass straight into the salt, some people prefer to roll it on the side. This method keeps the salt from falling into the glass and changing the flavor. If you’re unsure about the rim, only dress up half the glass so you can enjoy the drink from either side.
  • Leave out the triple sec if you aren’t a fan. Many people feel that triple sec doesn’t belong in a Margarita. And they’re not mistaken. A Margarita is all about tequila, so why would you want to cover it up? Simply substitute a dash of tequila or fresh orange juice for the triple sec, and you’re good to go!
  • Make it advance if you want to serve it for a bunch of people. After you’ve finished blending everything, place it in the freezer until ready to use. The alcohol prevents it from freezing solid, so a few minutes on the counter should suffice to achieve the correct pourable consistency.
watermelon margarita mix

Enjoy Your Tequila Watermelon Drink on the Rocks

This easy Watermelon Margarita is ideal for those hot summer days when you want something easy to make and refreshing to drink.

To create it on the rocks, combine watermelon juice, tequila, sugar syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake everything up and sip it over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.

Our Own Version of a Watermelon Margarita Cocktail

A spicy take on the classic, the Altos Spicy Watermelon Margarita mix adds a little basil syrup for a herbal twist and Ancho Reyes for some subtle spice. The flavor fusion is fantastic! Sipping on this sweet and spicy Watermelon Margarita is the best way to spend your summer weekends.

The quality of tequila is key to producing fantastic margaritas, so make sure to pick one that is 100% agave. Altos Plata is a 100% agave tequila manufactured by bartenders for bartenders in Jalisco, Mexico. Because of its sweet herbal flavor and smooth finish, this premium tequila makes an excellent base for this delicious Watermelon Margarita mix.