Salted Watermelon Margarita

Salted Watermelon Margaritas

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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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  1. I’m not a salted rim girl either but I would definitely go for a few of these – oh I could do some damage! They look PERFECT! Pinned! You make the best drinks!

  2. These look killer, just what I need by the pool!

  3. Absolutely love everything about these!

  4. This is such a cool recipe. Love it!

  5. Leigh Ann says:

    Another gorgeous drink! I’ll be picking up an extra melon at the market this week so I can make this margarita! Cheers!

  6. Rachel Cooks says:

    Is it Friday yet? These look phenomenal and I just so happen to have a watermelon ready to be cut!

  7. I’m usually not a salt on the rim kind of girl either, but for these I could be!

  8. Kelly says:

    The pictures and such look to die for. I can not wait to make them for the 4th of July weekend. I was following the instructions then I seen the word blueberries. I’m sure typo!

  9. Yum! These look so refreshing for summer.

  10. Heather says:

    You said put “everything” in a pot and let simmer, so all the watermelon, sugar and water? But then in the instructions it mentions blueberries. So, do I add blueberries too? This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to make it:-).

  11. I love the pink color with the green of the limes – so preppy and probably crazy delicious, too!

  12. I buy local small sugary sweet seedless melons. Weird foamy stuff happens when I whir them up in the blender (maybe those tiny tender seeds you don’t even notice when you eat it whole?).

    What kind of watermelon are you using. Any weird foam?

    • Michelle- all fruits and veggies produce that weird foam! Just skim it off the top and discard if it grosses you out!

  13. These look KILLER! I’m so ready for one right now (even though it’s not even 8am :-)). Pinned!

  14. This literally made my mouth water! Margaritas are my jam and these are a must make- beautiful photography too!

  15. jleo says:

    For the Watermelon Syrup: Bring everything to a simmer and let cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat, exactly what is watermelon. Looks delicious and can’t wait to try.

  16. Julie says:

    These were AMAZING! We made them for a Fourth of July dinner & pool party. Had to make several batches. Thank you for the awesome recipe!

  17. Cynister says:

    It says “bring everything to a simmer”. What would “everything” be? Thank you :)