Watermelon Margarita Recipe – Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

Watermelon Margarita

Photo credit: Fran C., AllRecipes.com

Your margarita game will never be the same! Start by creating a simple syrup with sugar, water and orange zest. Pulse cubes of watermelon in your blender, then add simple syrup, tequila and lime juice. Moisten edges of margarita glasses with a lime wedge then rim with salt or sugar. Fill glasses with crushed ice and top off with your homemade watermelon margarita mix. Garnish with lime wedges and sigh into summer.” -AllRecipes.com

Get the recipe for Jewel’s Watermelon Margaritas from All Recipies, watch the video, or keep reading to see the recipe below!

Recipe By: RainbowJewels
“This is the non-frozen version of my watermelon margaritas. These are so amazing and refreshing on hot summer days. To make a virgin version, omit the tequila and use a lemon-lime soda.”


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 strips orange zest
  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 3/4 cup white tequila


  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • salt or sugar for rimming glasses (optional)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups crushed ice, or as needed


  1. Bring 1/2 cup sugar, water, and orange zest in a small saucepan to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove simple syrup from heat and allow to cool completely.
  2. Place watermelon in a blender or food processor. Pulse until pureed.
  3. Stir watermelon puree into a large pitcher with simple syrup, tequila, and lime juice.
  4. Place a small amount of salt or sugar into a saucer. Rub edge of margarita glasses with a lime wedge to moisten. Lightly dip the rim of the glass into the saucer to rim the glass; tap off excess salt or sugar.
  5. Fill rimmed glasses with crushed ice; pour margarita mixture into glasses and garnish with lime wedges to serve.