Margaritas. Yes. Watermelon. Yes. And then comes the salt!!! I am actually not usually a salted rim kind of girl, but sometimes it is the right contrast of sweet and salt, and this is one of those times.

Watermelon Margaritas

In fact, I love the salt with the watermelon- it totally reminds me of those delicious watermelon salads with a tiny bit of feta in them? Only better than that, and in a cocktail form…

Watermelon Margaritas

I thought that this would be EXCELLENT and festive and beautiful for the 4th of July just around the corner, or really just any hot Summer night that you were craving a cocktail!

Watermelon Margaritas


Recipe: Salted Watermelon Margaritas


  • ¼ cup Watermelon Simple Syrup
  • ¼ cup fresh watermelon puree
  • ¼ cup Fresh Lime juice
  • 4 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 4 ounces Tequila
  • Watermelon Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh watermelon chunks
  • Watermelon Puree
  • ½ cup fresh watermelon chunks
  • Kosher salt and a lime wedge for the rim.


  1. Instructions
  2. For the Watermelon Syrup: Bring everything to a simmer and let cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Strain the syrup through a chinoise and reserve juice. Chill the syrup.
  4. For the Watermelon Puree: Add the chunks to the jar of a blender and puree on high until you have a smooth puree.
  5. Wipe the rim of each glass with a wedge of lime juice and dip into kosher salt to create the salted rim.
  6. To make the drink, combine ice, the syrup, the puree, the lime juice and the liquor in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and then pour into a chilled ice filled glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

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