Cinco de Mayo Watermelon Margarita

Renée G.


Cinco de Mayo is in three more days, so thought I'd find a cocktail in keeping with the event aside from Mexican beer and traditional margaritas. Fresh watermelon is out of season but I had several bags of frozen watermelon cubes in the freezer. This is what I came up with and although I shied away from using tequila and used vodka's pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.

Borrowed the picture from the Internet.


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1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 oz. ounce fresh lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge for glass
1½ cups cubed seeded watermelon, plus 1 small wedge for serving
2 sprigs mint
2 oz. tequila (can also use vodka)
¾ oz. simple syrup

How to Make Cinco de Mayo Watermelon Margarita


  • 1Place salt on a small plate. Rub rim of a margarita coupe with lime wedge; dip in salt. Set aside.
  • 2Muddle watermelon cubes and mint in a cocktail shaker until watermelon breaks up into small pieces and releases its juice. Add tequila, simple syrup, and lime juice.
  • 3Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds.
  • 4Strain into prepared glass and garnish with watermelon wedge.

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About Cinco de Mayo Watermelon Margarita

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American

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