Summer Drink Recipe: Watermelon- Tequila Cocktails

Every season deserves its own cocktail. My favorites…

Fall:  Cranberry Mojitos

Winter:  The Best Red Wine Sangria

Spring:  Spotted Gecko Margaritas

And a new one for me this summer:  Watermelon- Tequila Cocktails
Originally from Bobby Flay, this drink combines watermelon & lime juices with simple syrup. Silver tequila is the alcohol of choice in this one. A few blueberries and mint leaves are dropped into each drink and muddled around a bit.
A little garnish of watermelon wedge completes the drink. Does this say ‘summer’ or what? We had these over 4th of July weekend, but they’d be great for a summer bbq or Labor Day party.
I served these in mason jars just to be a little quirky and fun. I’m not usually a big tequila fan, but it worked well w/ the watermelon. I was a little torn on whether or not I should try to use just regular old gold tequila instead of the suggested ‘silver’ tequila. In the end, I went with the silver. My Twitter friends convinced me that the smoother-tasting silver tequila would work best in this drink, and I think they were right. It was tough to stop drinking these… they were so sweet and yummy.

This recipe can be found here: Watermelon- Tequila Cocktails

More watermelon drinks on the blogs: Watermelon Mojitos
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Watermelon- Cilantro Margaritas
Al Dente: Watermelon Lemonade
FeelGood Eats: Watermelon Agua Fresca
Lisa is Cooking: Pink Margarita Slushes

20 Responses to “Summer Drink Recipe: Watermelon- Tequila Cocktails”

  1. postedAug 13, 2009 2:34 AM

    If these pictures do not shout out “SUMMER!!!!!”, I don’t know what does???Beautiful!!!

  2. postedAug 13, 2009 3:23 AM

    Love it. And I love the beach in the background too. I would surely love resting in that sand with one of those drinks in my hand. : )

  3. postedAug 13, 2009 4:21 AM

    That looks like it could be dangerous! Will have to try it though… that’s my kind of cocktail!

  4. postedAug 13, 2009 7:25 AM

    I tasted my first watermelon margarita recently and trust this cocktail will be even more fun and refreshing.

  5. postedAug 13, 2009 6:30 AM

    I’m afraid this looks chuggable. That could get me into trouble! Simply summer stunning!

  6. postedAug 13, 2009 7:46 AM

    These look tasty, and I love the mason jars.

  7. postedAug 13, 2009 10:57 AM

    This looks amazing and screams summer. I can easily see myself drinking 1 (or 3!) of these!

  8. postedAug 13, 2009 11:42 AM

    This definitely says summer:D

  9. postedAug 13, 2009 3:05 PM

    Lori the watermelon picture is brilliant and refreshing I need urgently this type of things in my winter. Extremely dangerous…I want this cocktail now!



  10. postedAug 13, 2009 3:09 PM

    I have a watermelon in my fridge and some blueberries, a mint plant, and loads of tequila. YUM! Great pics too.

  11. postedAug 14, 2009 5:09 AM

    I want to be your neighbor. You are always making wonderful drink concoctions!

  12. postedAug 14, 2009 7:39 AM

    wow this sounds AMAZING! I could use about 5 of these tonight!

  13. postedAug 14, 2009 12:09 PM

    That is a lovely summer cocktail!!!! Yummie looking!!

  14. postedAug 14, 2009 7:00 PM

    I would love to have this right now! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  15. postedAug 15, 2009 9:42 AM

    Looks beautiful! I love the mason jar touch.


  16. postedAug 15, 2009 6:27 PM

    My daughter recently told me to add a cocktail category to my blog, but I’m not very cocktail savy, so I’m glad to see this summery drink that I simply must try. Love the mason jars!

  17. postedAug 15, 2009 6:44 PM

    I’ve never had a watermelon cocktail before, what a great idea, it looks delicious and super refreshing!

  18. postedAug 16, 2009 3:06 AM

    Watermelon and tequila – my two favorite things!! This looks amazing!! I could definitely down a few of these :)

  19. postedAug 16, 2009 12:40 PM

    you always have such great drinks! too bad i dont really drink too much, otherwise ill be all over this!~

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