This Watermelon Margarita Recipe Is Another Reason to Buy a Watermelon by Donna John

2 years ago

This Watermelon Margarita Recipe Is Another Reason to Buy a Watermelon

When you have a ton of leftover watermelon from a get-together, you get creative. This watermelon margarita recipe experiment was a refreshing and hydrating success. (Read the two tips below by Dr. Christopher Calapai and Susan Bowerman to learn how watermelon hydrates.) 

Omit the tequila and Grand Marnier for a fun watermelon mocktail. Now go get that watermelon in the freezer! 

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 1 or more to freeze
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes to make


  • frozen watermelon chunks (remove seeds if not seedless)
  • 1 large can frozen limeade
  • tequila
  • Grand Marnier (optional)
  • ice

Here's how to make it:

Cut the watermelon into chunks and place on a cookie sheet. Freeze until firm.

Put the frozen watermelon chunks into the blender until it's a little over half full.

Add the limeade, a splash of Grand Marnier, tequila (to taste) and about 1-2 cups of ice. Pulse until smooth.

Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of watermelon, if desired. Serve. 

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Elisa Schmitz
You have got to be kidding me. Si, por favor! Can't you just move a little closer to me so I can hang out with you more often? Everything you make is major YUM! xoxo Donna John
Elisa Schmitz
PS: I love your photos! AMAZING!
So refreshing! 😀
Elisa Schmitz
So, we now have a ton of leftover watermelon. Check out this picture - it's falling off the plate. So, Dieter Schmitz and I are going to see if we can make your recipe this weekend, Donna John , thank you! #cheers
Donna John
Let me know how you like them!
Stephanie Mallory
Hi. Quick question: frozen limeade or frozen limeade mix? I'm guessing the mix in the can, but just wanted to make sure!
Donna John
Yes, frozen in the can.
Donna John
Let me know how you like them and snap a pic! Hope to see some tips from you soon, Stephanie Mallory !
Terri Kendrick
This looks divine! If only my husband liked watermelon! (All for me. Darn! ;)
Elisa Schmitz
I made these today for Dieter Schmitz ! They were so delish. Thanks for the yummy recipe, Donna John !
Donna John
One of my favorites!

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