Watermelon Margaritas


Well, leave it to Facebook to help me out with a recipe dilemma. My (adult) daughters have bugged me for quite a few years about making these watermelon margaritas again that I’d made once. In my memory, as well, they were so refreshing and tasty. But I didn’t remember how I’d made them.

And then, the other day, June 28th, to be exact, there it was, on Facebook. A memory, dated 7 years ago:

Watermelon Margarita
blender full of frozen watermelon chunks
1 cup tequila, or to taste
Juice of 4-5 limes, about 3 ounces
2 ounces agave nectar

There was no blog back then, but why I didn’t write the recipe down on a recipe card, like I’ve done for 40 years is beyond me.

But, just in time for watermelon season, we’re making this recipe and having watermelon margaritas. Unfortunately one daughter doesn’t live here, and the other is pregnant, so there’s more for the rest of us!!!

The first thing to do is buy a giant seedless watermelon, unless you enjoy dealing with the seeds.

Cut up the beautiful red flesh into cubes, and freeze them in sealable bags.

When you’re ready to have margaritas, fill up the blender with the frozen watermelon chunks, add the tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar.

Blend until smooth.

Serve immediately; they will be nice and slushy.

Don’t be tempted to add a little more tequila. It will mask the watermelon flavor.

Trust me on this.

52 thoughts on “Watermelon Margaritas

  1. Definitely going to try this! My favourite is strawberry margarita, but strawberry seasons ends shortly here, so watermelon will be the thing to try.

  2. This looks soooo good! I’m not a fan of tequila, but I do believe this would be great with vodka, too. I have fun looking at my FB memories, it’s one of the few things they offer that doesn’t annoy the heck out of me. ;)

  3. You do know that this is just the adult version of the watermelon spiked with vodka, thrown to the bottom of the pool… Don’t you? Not that I have a problem with that. :)

  4. Lovely idea! Must try it. Out of almost the same ingredients I make a sloshed watermelon salad which people like – you marinate the watermelon cubes in a seasoned vodka (with lime juice, coconut palm sugar, and chopped mint), chill, and just before serving, you top it with feta cheese. Delicious as is, or on a bed of your favorite lettuce. I love summer!

    • Wow. What a recipe. Is it on your blog? Because it should be. Watermelon is one of the few things that makes summer more tolerable to me. And tequila…

  5. What a coincidence. I just had a watermelon margarita for the first time a few days ago. It was awful: syrupy and sickly sweet. Yours sounds a lot more like what I had been hoping for.

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