Is there anything more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice cold margarita? Maybe one other thing – watermelon! These watermelon margaritas are the perfect drink to sip by the pool on a hot day.
There are so many different drink recipes you can make with watermelons. You can use the pulp, freeze it or juice it. In this recipe I used just the juice which works better for a cocktail that’s poured over ice. You could freeze the watermelon and blend it if you prefer a frozen drink.
How to make watermelon juice for cocktails
You can buy watermelon juice at the store which usually has added sugar. If you prefer to make it fresh it’s easy to to make yourself. It’s also great on it’s only as a refreshing drink.
Use seedless if you can find it, if not then you may just need a finer strainer. Cut your watermelon into chunks and place in a strong blender, blend until smooth. Use a strainer to separate the juice from the pulp.
Tap down on the pulp occasionally to squeeze out all of the juice. You likely won’t be left with that much pulp but you could always save it for a smoothie or another frozen drink.
Which tequila to use for watermelon margaritas
A blanco or silver tequila usually works best in margaritas and similar cocktails. Gold or anejo tequilas are aged longer in oak and may not blend well with the flavors in the margarita. This holds true for a classic or watermelon margarita.
What’s in a classic margarita?
For this recipe I used Espolòn Tequila Blanco which is 100% agave.
A classic margarita is a simple drink that is made with tequila, lime juice and triple sec or Cointreau. Margaritas can be made on the rocks or frozen and usually have a salt rim.
This margarita recipe is a little sweet so I decided to do a sugar rim but some may still prefer a salt rim or none at all.
- 1.5 oz Tequila blanco
- .5 oz Triple sec
- .5 oz Lime juice
- .5 oz Simple syrup
- 3 oz Watermelon juice
For the Sugar Rim
- 1 tbsp Agave syrup
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice.
- For the sugar rim, dip the rim of the glass into agave syrup then dip into sugar to cover the rim.
If you’re looking for another margarita recipe try these Pineapple Margaritas.