How to Make a Watermelon Margarita


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.

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups watermelon juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice

Step 1: Juice the Watermelon

Place watermelon chunks into a blender or food processor.

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Run the blender until the chunks are liquified.

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(Image: Debbie Williams)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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(Image: Debbie Williams)
(Image: Debbie Williams)

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.

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Step 5: Enjoy!

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

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

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