Watermelon Margaritas are loaded full of sweet summertime flavor! The classic margarita gets a spin with a homemade watermelon juice and fresh cubes of watermelon soaking in all it’s goodness. All you need is a few, simple ingredients to have this delicious cocktail in hand!
If you ask me, watermelon is just one of those things you can’t go through summer without having! It’s just a summertime essential. Go to your local grocery store or corner fruit stand and pick out a juicy, sweet watermelon to use for these Watermelon Margaritas! I went with the Black Diamond variety for this and it was SO good!
How to Make the Watermelon Base
First off, making your own homemade watermelon juice may seem like a daunting or overwhelming task, but don’t fear! It only takes a few minutes time and it is definitely worth it!
Start by add the watermelon cubes and lemon lime soda to a blender. Blend until completely smooth.
Then, pour through a strainer. This step is really essential as it helps get rid of all the “pulp” leftover from the watermelon. The result is a silky smooth watermelon juice! We all agreed that the color of this homemade juice is truly a pure watermelon color. You just have to see it for yourself!
Up next, we get ready to build our margaritas!
Tips for Building Your Margaritas
When it comes to assembling this cocktail, there’s a few ways you can go about it!
- Make each glass individually – start by adding the ice and additional cubed watermelon pieces into the bottom of a glass. Pour in the tequila and top with the watermelon juice until the glass is full. Garnish with lime wedges and more watermelon! Here’s the glasses I used!
- Serve yourself style – have the watermelon juice in a pitcher and allow the guests to build their own margaritas! How fun would this be?
- Pitcher style – add all of the ingredients into a pitcher and pass it around!
If this cocktail doesn’t scream “Summer”, then I don’t know what does! It’s the perfect drink to serve for any backyard bbq, family gathering, picnic, or just to sip on after a long, hot day.
Fun Tip: easily make this a mocktail by eliminating the tequila! Add in a little extra lemon-lime soda to suffice for taking out the tequila and you have a fun drink to serve all around!
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