Refreshing and delicious, this Frozen Watermelon Margarita is my favorite summer drink. It is the perfect blend of tequila, sweet watermelon and tangy lime.
I have fallen in love with the Frozen Watermelon Margarita. It is just so DARN good! The recipe is simple, it whips up fast and they disappear right away at girl’s night.
Initially I was hesitant about the combo of watermelon and tequila and lime. However, it turns out to be some sort of heavenly magic! Part of the secret is using a citrus type tequila that pairs well with the watermelon. Be sure to check out the one I suggest in the recipe. It is reasonably priced and our all around favorite tequila!
Be warned though… These margaritas are strong stuff and rather addicting. I’m now keeping frozen watermelon on hand in my freezer for “emergencies” that require the application of a good margarita. There have been quite a few “emergencies” recently…
So, go stock your freezer with tequila and watermelon and get blending! Happy summer friends (after all, it is almost here!!!)
Tools In This Post: You need a powerful blender if you plan to blend frozen fruit. I’ve used Blendtec and Vitamix. I think both work well but Blendtec is cheaper and easier to use / wash. Keep your eye out on Amazon for the refurbished ones. There are some on today for less than $200 – a steal!
I use a nice sparkly sugar like this to rim my margarita glasses. Your grocery store or craft store may have it in the cake decorating section or you can grab it on Amazon.
Love summertime cocktails? This Lemon Drop Martini is another of my all time favorites (well and the rest of the year too.) It is also crazy easy to make for yourself or a big party. Enjoy!
- 5 cups frozen seedless watermelon chunks
- ⅓ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- ¾ cups good quality white tequila (I love the Tarantula Azul Citrus Tequila)
- ¼ cup triple sec
- ¼ cup granulated sugar if needed
- Garnish with lime zest and decorators sugar if desired
- Cut up a watermelon into cubes and freeze in Ziploc bags. Generally I freeze 5 cups in each bag so I have enough for one batch in each bag. A large seedless watermelon makes about 6 bags of frozen watermelon chunks, 5 cups each.
- If you want to make lime sugar for the rim of the glasses, zest one large lime or two medium ones. Combine with about ½ bottle of sparkly decorating sugar. Gently smash together with your finger tips. Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of each glass and dip in the lime sugar. Set aside while you prepare the margaritas.
- When melon is frozen, add all ingredients to a powerful blender in order. Puree until smooth.
- Taste and add sugar if desired. Summer watermelon is usually sweet enough but winter melons often need a bit of sugar.
- Serve right away. Leftovers can be frozen for a few days. They are still very good.
This recipe is participating in Weekend Potluck!