Spicy Watermelon Margarita


This spicy watermelon margarita is a sophisticated twist on a fruity margarita. The sour formula is the root of many cocktails, including margaritas and mules, perhaps because it's so easy to remember and so simple to adapt. All you need: 1 part sweet, 1 part sour, and 2 parts alcohol.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 drink


  • 2 cups seedless watermelon cubes

  • 1 lime wedge

  • 1 pinch kosher salt

  • ice cubes

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces silver tequila

  • ¾ fluid ounce orange-flavored liqueur (such as Cointreau®)

  • ¾ fluid ounce lime juice

  • 1 thin slice jalapeno slice, plus more for garnish

  • 1 watermelon wedge


  1. Puree watermelon in a blender. Wipe the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge; dip rim in salt.

  2. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, jalapeño, and 2 ounces of the watermelon puree. Shake until very cold.

  3. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with watermelon wedge and jalapeño slice.


Instead of salt, you can also use coarse white decorating sugar for rimming.

Reserve remaining puree for up to 4 more cocktails.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of watermelon puree. The actual amount of watermelon consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

382 Calories
1g Fat
64g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 76mg 378%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 767mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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