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Watermelon Margarita

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 Sipping Saturday

This Sunday we are off to enjoy the Watermelon Festival in Donna, Texas.  I considered entering the seed spitting contest, but I decided to spare my kids the unnecessary embarrassment of watching their mom make a fool out of herself.   I think I’ll leave this event to the professionals.  In celebration of this event I bring you watermelon margaritas! Enjoy!     


Fresh watermelon is juiced, combined with tequila and lime for one of my favorite go to summer margaritas.  Heads up when incorporating your lime juice, add slowly and stir to your taste preference.  One of my heat quenching addictions is cold sandia (watermelon) sprinkled with salt, so when I serve my margaritas I rim the glass heavily with salt.  Once again rim to your taste.


Watermelon Margarita

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

makes 4 margaritas


lime wedges

1 cup tequila

1 cup fresh watermelon juice – strained

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup Cointreau

ice cubes

On a small plate spread salt.  With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.  Dip glasses into salt.   Place glasses into freezer to chill.

In a pitcher combine tequila, watermelon juice, lime juice and Cointreau.  Remove glasses from freezer and serve margaritas mixture over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

*If you do not own a juicer, no worries. Add watermelon to your blender with a small amount of water (less than 1/4 cup) and blend.  I used a seedless watermelon, but blend and strain if your watermelon contain seeds.

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  7. Guess what…I made it and it was SO good!!! Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as yours though. The color of yours is such a pretty deep red but mine turned out more pinkish. Maybe it was just the difference the watermelon? Anyway, thanks so much for all the wonderful and tempting recipes! :)

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  10. Seed spitting contest, really?! And your passing this up, lol…
    I so want a margarita right now :)

  11. My dear Bonnie, You’re clearly the Queen of Margaritas. Even tho I rarely drink alcohol, I’d love to take at least one sip of your wonderful combination.
    Thanks so much for sharing :)

  12. You are funny Bonnie, Seed spitting competition that is hilarious. But as usual your margarita is out of this world. Will try this one as soon as I can see some speck of sun here.

  13. Sounds great! Yum!

  14. Pureeing watermelon for cocktails is one of my favorite summer things to do. And, salt with watermelon is delicious!

  15. Yep, its official.i need one of those right now, later today and then again tomorrow and the next and the next!

  16. Mmmm… so refreshing and perfect for summer drinking! I’m with you on adding salt to my watermelon, just seems to bring out the flavor!

  17. See, I knew I liked you!!! Look at all your margarita recipes that I didn’t know where here for the asking! I love margaritas! I want to try every single one. Watermelon sounds genius! Can’t wait to give it a go!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

  18. You should seriously consider writing a margarita cookbook! They are always so bright and festive, delicious!

  19. Are you going to do the watermelon crawl? :)

  20. You Texans have a festival for everything! ;)

    These look delicious–have a second for me.

    • Dang strait we do. This lady just became a national treasure for her honeydew margarita. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next

  21. HOw perfectly delicious, watermelon has been a favorite of mine since forever, and they always make me think of summer.
    *kisses* HH

  22. Looks so refreshing and great!

  23. I’m sure you’d be the cutest watermelon spitter out there! These margaritas look and sound so refreshing!

  24. This looks delicious! I love watermelon but my husband does not touch it, so I’m always looking for different ways to enjoy watermelon. This is definitely something I’d love to try this year! The color is so beautiful, too!

  25. Ha ha ha ha…how thoughtful of you ;) I don’t know…I think my kids would LOVE watching me spit seeds. Although, I probably wouldn’t be very good at it…I’d have to leave it up to mi esposo. These margaritas are calling my name.

  26. So refreshing and delicious!



  27. I’ve just got to try this! It looks wonderful, and I have a feeling that it’ll be hard to stop at just one!! Thanks so much for posting the recipe! :) Have a great weekend, sheila

  28. Watermelon festival sounds like heaps of fun!! We don’t have any here :( I would love to watch a watermelon seed spitting competition :D This margarita looks really good! I love the lime skewers on the top- they look so cute!

  29. Watermelon and tequila…two of my summer favorites! I can’t wait to try these!

  30. A Watermelon Festival…how fun! This margarita is perfect with the weekend grilling.

  31. Mmm…These look great. I usually make a strawberry margarita but now can’t wait to try your watermelon one!

  32. Seed spitting!? That’s awesome! Next time, go ahead and mortify your children by participating :) It ‘builds character.’ Thanks for sharing!

  33. This is perfect for Memorial Day Weekend cookouts…:)

  34. This looks delightfully refreshing. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary

  35. Do you have to wait until Sunday for this? Have a grand time!

  36. Perfect cocktail – watermelon margarita.
    :-) Mandy

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