Watermelon Margaritas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Summer’s best flavors get frosty in the cocktail we serve at all our backyard shindigs. We mix sun-ripened watermelon and our favorite tequila with just the right amount of ice for a thick and boozy sipper that’s perfect when we’re grilling and chilling.—Alicia Cummings, Marshalltown, Iowa
Watermelon Margaritas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium limes
  • 1/3 cup sugar, optional
  • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon (1 inch)
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 cups tequila
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup lime juice


  1. Cut 1 lime into 12 wedges; reserve for garnishes. If desired, coat the rim of each glass with sugar: Cut remaining lime into wedges. Using these wedges, moisten the rims of 12 margarita or cocktail glasses. Sprinkle sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rim into sugar. Discard remaining sugar.
  2. Place half the watermelon in a blender; cover and process until pureed (this should yield 3 cups). Add half each of the following: ice cubes, tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. If desired, add sugar to taste. Cover and process until blended.
  3. Serve in prepared glasses. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Garnish with reserved lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 188 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.