This frozen watermelon margarita is the perfect addition to your summer gatherings. Made from delicious fresh fruit, this watermelon margarita is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. If you love mango, be sure to give my Frozen Mango Margarita a try too!

Pour these margaritas at your next party and enjoy them alongside my Street Corn Guacamole or my Quick Shrimp Ceviche for the ultimate Healthyish Happy Hour. This simple frozen watermelon margarita is perfect on a hot day. Plus, this recipe skips the triple sec, leaving behind fresh ingredients that you can feel good about enjoying.

Frozen Watermelon Margarita – Healthyish Foods

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s

What Alcohol Goes Best with Watermelon? Watermelon margaritas are commonly made with tequila. If you ask me, this is a match made in heaven.

How Do You Make Frozen Margaritas That Aren’t Runny? If you’re struggling with a margarita that comes out runny every time, you’ll be surprised to learn that it could be your frozen ingredients OR your equipment!

The frozen watermelon and ice cubes should remain completely frozen until blended. If either ingredient starts to thawl, you will have a smoothie texture versus a frozen margarita texture. Serve these drinks immediately, as they don’t re-freeze well and won’t stay frozen for too long on a hot day!

It is important to use a high-powered blender. Using the right equiptment will take your margaritas to the next level. Be sure to press the frozen watermelon down into the blade using the mini tamper tool that comes in with the machine.

What is Tajin? Tajin is a Mexican spice blend made from dried chilies, salt and lime. It is commonly used to season fruit, rim margaritas and sometimes used in marinades. It has a sweet and sour flavor profile that most people enjoy.

Ingredients Needed for Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon – Carefully remove the rind from the fresh watermelon and cube it into smaller sized pieces. Add the cubed watermelon to a sealable container and place it in the freezer overnight. For best results, ensure the watermelon is fully frozen.

Tequila – I like using a Blanco tequila. Patron or Casamigos are two great options. That said, any blanco tequila that you enjoy most will work well.

Lime Juice – Be sure to use fresh lime juice. The fresh squeezed lime really takes this recipe to the next level. Handy citrus juicer.

Orange Juice – The hint of orange juice tastes great in this recipe. Make sure it is fresh squeezed juice for the best results. The fresh squeezed orange juice is a great substitute for triple sec which can be sugary. Handy citrus juicer.

Honey – Add a touch of honey for an extra hint of natural sweetness.

Ice – You’ll need a handful of cubes. I added about 10-12 cubes.

Sriracha Powder / Tajin – Combine sriracha powder and tajin on a small plate. This adds the perfect kick to complement the frozen margarita.

Frozen Watermelon Margarita – Healthyish Foods

How to Make a Healthy (Ish) Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Prepare the Glass

Add honey to a small plate. Combine sriracha powder and tajin on a second small plate. Grab a rocks glass and turn it upside down. Run the rim of the glass through the honey making sure it is well coated. Next, run the honey coated rim through the sriracha / tajin powder. Turn the glass right side up and it is ready for the watermelon margarita.

Blend the Margarita

Add the Blanco tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, fresh squeezed orange juice, honey, ice, and frozen cubed watermelon to a high-powered blender. Buzz until the margarita is creamy and smooth. Be sure to press the frozen watermelon down into the blade using the mini tamper tool that comes in with the machine. Pour the margarita into the sriracha tajin rimmed glass and enjoy!

Option to garnish with a slice of jalapeno and a slice of watermelon that has been dipped in the sriracha tajin powder. Best enjoyed immediately.

Frozen Watermelon Margarita – Healthyish Foods
Frozen Watermelon Margarita – Healthyish Foods

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

This frozen watermelon margarita is the only drink you’ll need this summer. Made from fresh fruit, this margarita is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.
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Ingredients

Sriracha Tajin Rim

Watermelon Margarita

  • 4-5 cups frozen watermelon
  • ½ cup tequila
  • ½ cup lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup orange juice , fresh squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 12 ice cubes

Equipment

  • 1 sealable container or bag to freeze watermelon in
  • 1 high-powdered blender
  • 1 citrus juicer

Instructions 

Prepare the Glass

  • Add honey to a small plate. Combine sriracha powder and tajin on a second small plate. Grab a rocks glass and turn it upside down. Run the rim of the glass through the honey making sure it is well coated.
    Next, run the honey coated rim through the sriracha / tajin powder. Turn the glass right side up and it is ready for the watermelon margarita.

Blend the Margarita

  • Add the tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, fresh squeezed orange juice, honey, ice, and frozen cubed watermelon to a blender. Buzz until creamy and smooth. Be sure to press the frozen watermelon down into the blade using the mini tamper tool that comes in with the machine. Pour the margarita into the sriracha tajin rimmed glass and enjoy!
    Option to garnish with a slice of jalapeno and a slice of watermelon that has been dipped in the sriracha tajin powder. Best enjoyed immediately.

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Notes

Be sure to press the frozen watermelon down into the blade using the mini tamper tool that comes in with the machine.
Enjoy these margaritas while they are frozen and creamy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 32mg, Potassium: 244mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 913IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg