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Margarita Watermelon

If you fancy a watermelon with spirit, then this Margarita Watermelon will definitely enliven any party!

Margarita watermelon

Margarita watermelon

Watermelons, by themselves, are already delicious. Just imagine biting into a fresh, juicy, sweet watermelon. It’s like getting a taste of tropical paradise, if you ask me!

Still, did you know that there’s a way you can fancy up your watermelon? Believe it or not, a Margarita Watermelon is one way to do it!

Now we all know that margaritas are drinks, but a Margarita Watermelon is a special way of infusing this delectable fruit with the refreshing taste of a margarita. The best part is you get to “eat” your Margarita Watermelon instead of just drinking it!

Making this delightful dessert is fairly easy and only takes a few steps: combine the ingredients of a classic margarita: tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. Pour the cocktail over watermelon triangles arranged on a baking sheet. Let the watermelon slices soak in the margarita for an hour and voila! Instant Margarita Watermelon! Of course, you can’t forget the salt and lime zest, which are also mainstays in enjoying the perfect margarita.

I think what really makes this recipe work is the mixture of familiar and beloved flavors, savoring them all at once. Biting into your Margarita Watermelon, you get that natural, juicy sweetness of the fruit that goes so well with the subtle tang of the lime juice, the earthy and rich spirit of tequila, and the orangey taste of triple sec. It’s refreshing, surprisingly balanced, and smooth.

If you’re looking for something to get everyone excited for at your next get-together, then this Margarita Watermelon will definitely be a winner! Make sure you have enough to go around because, before you know it, your guests are going to start looking for seconds!

Margarita watermelon

Margarita Watermelon

If you fancy a watermelon with spirit, then this Margarita Watermelon will definitely enliven any party!

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 16 1x
  • Category: Desserts


  • 1 watermelon, cut into triangles
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/3 cup triple sec
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup margarita salt, for garnish
  • Zest of 1 lime, for garnish


  1. Place watermelon in a large dish or baking sheet.
  2. Pour over tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.
  3. Let soak 1 hour.
  4. On a small plate, mix together salt and lime zest.
  5. Sprinkle salt and lime mixture over watermelon slices and serve.

Watermelon is a delicious treat and a powerful superfood! Learn more about growing watermelon in our Wonderful Watermelon Gardening Guide. You’ll get everything you need to know about growing and enjoying this delicious fruit, history and background of this sweet summer plant to specific advice on growing, harvesting, and enjoying your hard work!

Have you tried this recipe? It’s an easy way to please a whole crowd—please tell us how it turned out for you.


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