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.

By Published On: July 11th, 201752 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

52 Comments

  1. Kiki July 11, 2017 at 7:16 AM - Reply

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

    • chef mimi July 11, 2017 at 7:17 AM - Reply

      Oh definitely! And they’re so refreshing!

  2. Megala July 11, 2017 at 7:24 AM - Reply

    Looks so refreshing!

  3. KR July 11, 2017 at 7:35 AM - Reply

    very tempting !! :)

  4. thecompletebook July 11, 2017 at 7:57 AM - Reply

    Oh how I wish we weren’t enduring winter right now! Gorgeous cocktails Mimi.
    Have a splendid day.
    :-) Mandy xo

    • chef mimi July 11, 2017 at 8:14 AM - Reply

      Oh no! Well I was just commenting about how I’d love to be cozying up to a warm fireplace, so my heart’s with you!

  5. love in the kitchen July 11, 2017 at 8:11 AM - Reply

    Mimi – I have had a bottle of tequila in my liquor cabinet forever. TIme to get it out! Will be making these at first opportunity. Always love your blog, I really do.

    • chef mimi July 11, 2017 at 8:14 AM - Reply

      You’re so sweet! The good thing about these margaritas is that they’re so filling from the watermelon that the tequila doesn’t have a chance!

      • love in the kitchen July 11, 2017 at 8:16 AM

        A less messy way to eat watermelon too! And fruit is so good for us. Win win.

  6. Fourth Generation Farmgirl July 11, 2017 at 8:25 AM - Reply

    Sounds wonderful!

  7. apuginthekitchen July 11, 2017 at 8:36 AM - Reply

    Oh yum, perfect for watermelon season. Really amazing you found the recipe on your Facebook feed!! I could sip one of those beauties lounging poolside❤️

    • chef mimi July 11, 2017 at 12:24 PM - Reply

      Isn’t that funny?!! It just popped up – I guess I was sharing the recipe…

  8. Travel Gourmet July 11, 2017 at 8:41 AM - Reply

    I need one of those in the hot weather we’re having at the moment! :)

    • chef mimi July 11, 2017 at 12:25 PM - Reply

      Your weather has been so odd this year!

  9. sippitysup July 11, 2017 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    As maddening as it can be what did we ever do before “technology”? Cheers to summer! GREG

  10. Gerlinde @ Sunnycovechef July 11, 2017 at 9:28 AM - Reply

    Oh my, I would love one of these! Prost!

  11. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso July 11, 2017 at 11:59 AM - Reply

    I’m a big Margarita and watermelon fan, so no doubt I’ll make this soon! :)

  12. Our Growing Paynes July 11, 2017 at 1:51 PM - Reply

    I bet you are good with girls’ nights. 😊

  13. anotherfoodieblogger July 11, 2017 at 10:38 PM - Reply

    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. ;)

    • chef mimi July 12, 2017 at 7:06 AM - Reply

      I know!!! That’s really true. Yeah, these would be just fine with vodka, or even clear rum.

  14. cookingwithauntjuju.com July 12, 2017 at 4:48 AM - Reply

    Thank goodness for Facebook – sometimes! Looks really refreshing especially in those pretty glasses with your pool in the background :)

    • chef mimi July 12, 2017 at 7:05 AM - Reply

      Thank you! It was a very hot day and my camera kept steaming up!

  15. chefkreso July 12, 2017 at 7:53 AM - Reply

    This is a great refreshing drink we all need to live through this hot hot summer!

  16. Debbie Spivey July 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM - Reply

    I am not a watermelon fan, but my husband is… wonder if the alcohol will make me forget that I am not? ;)

  17. kitchenriffs July 12, 2017 at 11:54 AM - Reply

    It is HOT here! 100 degrees F. So I need one of these to cool off. Terrific stuff — thanks.

  18. Cocoa & Lavender July 12, 2017 at 5:53 PM - Reply

    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. :)

    • chef mimi July 12, 2017 at 6:51 PM - Reply

      Of course you don’t! I’ve always wanted to try the vodka-spiked watermelon. Have you?

  19. Sumith July 13, 2017 at 5:35 AM - Reply

    Perfect for the season! Love Margaritas and this sounds great. Defenetly going to try this. Thanks for the share Mimi.

  20. Debra Eliotseats July 13, 2017 at 9:03 AM - Reply

    What a perfect adult beverage to beat this heat!!!!! Love the glasses.

    • chef mimi July 13, 2017 at 9:36 AM - Reply

      My girlfriend bought those glasses for me at the pioneer woman mercantile.

  21. Linda Duffin July 13, 2017 at 12:02 PM - Reply

    I trust you! I trust you! Those look absolutely delicious and so refreshing on a hot day.

  22. Healthy World Cuisine July 13, 2017 at 5:52 PM - Reply

    Looks so refreshing and delicious. I wonder if they would freeze to make ice lollies out of this recipe or too much tequila?

  23. Vinny Grette July 17, 2017 at 9:20 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi July 17, 2017 at 12:27 PM - Reply

      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…

  24. camparigirl July 17, 2017 at 6:41 PM - Reply

    One of my faves! I celebrated my wedding anniversary with just such a drink last night

  25. Jeff the Chef July 21, 2017 at 6:35 AM - Reply

    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.

    • chef mimi July 21, 2017 at 2:43 PM - Reply

      Oh my no. This is not sweet. Why do people always think they need to add sugar?!!!

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