Watermelon-Mint Margaritas

Use leftover watermelon to add sweet flavor and fun color to this lime drink. If you like your watermelon with a sprinkle of salt, try this cocktail with a salt rim instead of sugar.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Freeze Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
5 cups
Watermelon-Mint Margaritas

Southern Living


  • 4 cups seeded and chopped watermelon

  • Fresh lime juice

  • Sugar

  • 1/2 cup tequila*

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon grated lime rind

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

  • Garnish: fresh mint sprig


  1. Place watermelon in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.

  2. Coat rims of cocktail glasses with lime juice; dip in sugar.

  3. Process frozen watermelon, tequila, and next 4 ingredients in a blender until slushy. Pour into glasses. Garnish, if desired.

  4. *1/2 cup orange or apple juice may be substituted for tequila.

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