Nothing signals the arrival of summer more than a fresh watermelon – unless it’s a margarita! This combination creates a refreshing summer drink that makes any outdoor gathering extra special.

margarita pitcher and glasses

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 cups watermelon juice

  • 1 cup tequila

  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

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Step 1: Juice the Watermelon

Place watermelon chunks into a blender or food processor.

watermelon in blender

Run the blender until the chunks are liquified.

blending blending closeup

Pour the fluid through a strainer and catch the juice in a bowl.

strain the liquid

Press the pulp against the strainer to get all the juice. Discard the remaining pulp. Repeat until you have 2 cups of fresh watermelon juice.

press the pulp against the strainer

Step 2: Juice the Limes

Press and roll limes against a cutting board to release the juice. Cut the limes in half and twist on a juicer to collect the juice. Repeat until you have 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice.

juice the limes

Step 3: Mix the Ingredients

Return 2 cups of watermelon juice to the blender or food processor. Add the tequila, sugar, lime juice and orange liqueur to the blender. Process for about 30 seconds.

return juice to blender measure orange liqueur blend ingredients

Step 4: Sugar Rims

Rub a piece of lime against the rim of serving glasses. Dip the rims in sugar to frost the brim of the glass.

rub limes on glass rim

Step 5: Enjoy!

Add ice, garnish with a slice of lime, and pour the margarita.

pour margarita


Freeze extra chunks of watermelon to use as ice cubes or freeze the juice mixture for a frozen margarita version.


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