Summertime in a glass! Made with fresh watermelon, these easy homemade frozen watermelon margaritas are a summery version of the classic margarita. They’re refreshing, delicious, and perfect for parties.
Summertime means backyard BBQs, swimming in the pool, and most importantly – sipping on delicious cocktails like these frozen margaritas!
This easy homemade frozen watermelon margarita recipe is perfect for your next summer party.
Made with fresh watermelon, tequila, and Margarita mix (or lime juice) they’re naturally sweet (with no added sugar) and dangerously addictive.
And if you want to make them ahead of time, simply whip up a big batch to store in the freezer.
So grab a few friends and get ready to quench your thirst with this watermelon tequila cocktail!
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- fruit – watermelon – you’ll need 4 cups of cubed watermelon squares for the cocktail. So you can get a whole watermelon and cut it yourself, or save some time by buying it already cubed.
- alcohol – ¾ cup tequila. I like to use 1800 silver tequila for this.
- mix – ½ cup lime Margarita mix
- garnish (optional) – small watermelon slices or lime slices
- To make it easy, we only used tequila. For a more traditional margarita mix, use ½ cup tequila and ¼ cup triple sec (such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier).
- For a slightly less sweet variation, substitute ½ cup lime juice for the Margarita mix.
- You can make a strawberry watermelon margarita by replacing half of the watermelon with strawberries.
- Since we will be freezing the fresh watermelon, you can save some time by getting already frozen watermelon.
How to make A Frozen watermelon margarita
This recipe makes about 4 margaritas.
Cut the watermelon up into cubes that are approximately 1″ square.
Spread the watermelon pieces out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and cover with plastic wrap.
The parchment paper isn’t absolutely necessary but it makes the frozen watermelon easier to remove later.
Freeze for at least 4 hours.
Add 4 cups of frozen watermelon, ¾ cup tequila and ½ cup margarita mix to a blender or food processor.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into margarita glasses.
If you want to, you can rim the glasses with sugar before you pour. To do this, run a sliced lime around the edge of the glass. Then dip the rim into sugar that is spread out on a small plate. (Having said that, I don’t usually bother doing this with these margaritas).
Garnish with a small slice of watermelon or a lime wedge.
How to make a pitcher of watermelon margaritas
If you are making margaritas for a crowd, you may want to make a big batch in advance.
If you have a large blender, you can simply increase all of the ingredients in proportion and mix them altogether. (Tap the 2X or 3X numbers in the recipe card below to have it do the calculations for you).
However, many blenders aren’t big enough to hold that much frozen watermelon. So you may need to mix one batch at a time. Then combine all of the batches in a large pitcher.
In either case, make sure to store the pitcher in the freezer to keep it from melting. I don’t like to make frozen margaritas too far in advance, but they should last in the freezer over night.
You can also store it in the refrigerator if you’re only making them a few minutes ahead of time.
Other summer cocktails you might like
Easy Frozen Watermelon Margaritas (With Fresh Watermelon)
- parchment paper (optional)
- cookie sheet
- plastic wrap
- measuring cup
- 4 cups cubed watermelon
- ¾ cup tequila
- ½ cup lime Margarita mix or fresh lime juice
- sliced watermelon or limes for garnish optional
- Spread out the cubed watermelon on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 4 hours.
- In a blender, combine frozen watermelon cubes, tequila and Margarita mix until smooth.
- Pour into Margarita glasses.
- Garnish with a small slice of watermelon or lime.
- For a more traditional margarita, use 1/2 cup tequila and 1/4 cup triple sec (such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
- Fresh lime juice can be substituted for the Margarita mix.
- Frozen watermelon margaritas can be made stored in the freezer until ready to serve.
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