Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita RecipeHi there. I am real excited to share this ridiculously delicious cocktail recipe with you today. It’s one of my TOP TWO favorite cocktail recipes I’ve ever made along with our Toasted Coconut Margarita. (And I am not even a big margarita person, you guys, but these are extra EXTRA delicious.)

Alright!! First you need to make some fresh, homemade watermelon juice! It’s super easy, just two steps!

Homemade watermelon juiceFirst, blend chunks of seedless watermelon until it is completely liquified. You don’t have to add water, just blend the pieces. I used one entire mini watermelon, and it produced one large mason jar of juice, by the way!

Homemade watermelon juice Then, strain the juice. This takes a moment because you do have to rinse out the strainer as you go. Go ahead and pour some juice in, wait until it gets “clogged” and stops draining, rinse out that pulp, and keep straining. This will help your juice be light and fresh and not too thick.

Watermelon Margarita Recipe Watermelon Margarita, serves one

3 ounces watermelon juice
2 ounces Tequila Blanco
2 ounces margarita mix

Bonus points if you make your own margarita mix, but you can use store bought too if you want. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, shake them up and serve them over ice. Garnish with a salt rim and a slice of fresh watermelon.

Watermelon Margarita Recipe This drink is going to be a summer staple in our house. It’s very refreshing, interesting and not too syrupy like a lot of margaritas can be. To me, it’s a good mix of sweet and strong! Let me know what you think, and if you make one, don’t forget to post it on Instagram with #ABMhappyhour so we can see it!

Love you guys! xx- Elsie

Watermelon Margarita

Servings 1 serving


  • 3 ounces watermelon juice
  • 2 ounces tequila blanco
  • 2 ounces margarita mix


  1. Bonus points if you make your own margarita mix, but you can use store bought too if you want. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, shake them up and serve them over ice. Garnish with a salt rim and a slice of fresh watermelon.

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Watermelon margaritas are my all time favorite, but you need to try it with chili/spices on the rim! It is absolutely amazing with the watermelon

  • This looks and sounds incredible, I will have to check it out! Thanks!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • This looks amazing!! So summery! x


  • Thank you!!!!
    There are a bunch of cocktails in the book we just wrote (coming next Spring) xx! Elsie

  • haha! I get that! 🙂

    This is worth the effort, I promise!
    xx- Elsie

  • My husband had a terrible day at work yesterday, so I made these to surprise him when he got home. They were DELICIOUS!!! We’re hosting a happy hour soon, and I will definitely be making a pitcher of these. Thanks for the tips on making watermelon juice!

  • I couldn’t think of anything more perfect for a hot summer’s day. It sounds wonderful! Xx

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  • That looks nice, you gave me idea for my daughters second birthday party in this Sunday. Of course for kids i will put only watermelon juice with sugar and watermelon decoration. For parents I am going with your recipe.

  • Wow, I am not one for tequila but the watermelon juice waters it down plus the 1/2 cup of sugar of your margarita mix recipe and the water called for there makes it amazing!

  • We love watermelon and we love margaritas! Thanks for this recipe. The watermelon juice seems really easy to make. I will go to the store as soon as possible and make some for this week. Thank you for this easy breezy recipe. It looks delicious!

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

  • Love this recipe! So refreshing for summer time =o)


  • Wahhh? This looks so good and I just suffered a freak accident over the holiday weekend where a tree holding the hammock I was laying on broke off at the bottom and fell on me, lacerating my liver. No alcohol for me for 6-8 weeks but I’ll be dreaming of this while I (painfully) recover! I’ve been re-reading all my favorite posts here while I’m laid up on bed rest. ABM has been my bright spot these past few days. Thanks as always ladies for bringing something beautiful to my days!

  • Anything with watermelon in is a winner in my books. I think it’s time I gave something like this a try.

  • I think you gals should publish a cocktail recipe book. I would totally buy it!

  • Delicious! Reminds me of summer <3!!!!

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  • That watermelon juice alone sounds so delicious, I bet it’s perfect for summer!

  • That margarita looks amazing and I look forward to trying it soon even though I don’t like watermelon. But I do think it’s worth it try.


  • It’s just gone 8AM where I am and now I want a watermelon margarita! These sound delicious!

  • This looks delicious! Last summer I made some cucumber margaritas and they were amazing too. Fresh veggie juice + high end tequila makes anything amazing!

  • Yum! I cannot wait to try this – I never even looked at home made margarita recipes before just because they seemed to be like too much work and just pouring a glass of rose always seemed like a lot less work 🙂 I will definitely try this one next weekend. Love your blog and thanks for sharing!

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