Summer Drink Recipe: Watermelon- Tequila Cocktails

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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

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  • MY LIFE IS YUMMY wrote:

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

  • Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) wrote:

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

  • Kerstin wrote:

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

  • Heidi wrote:

    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!

  • Elizabeth Spann Craig wrote:

    Looks beautiful! I love the mason jar touch.


  • Karine wrote:

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

  • Sophie wrote:

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

  • Gaby wrote:

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

  • Amanda wrote:

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

  • zahavah wrote:

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

  • Gera @ SweetsFoods wrote:

    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!



  • Bellini Valli wrote:

    This definitely says summer:D

  • Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef wrote:

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

  • southern hostess wrote:

    These look tasty, and I love the mason jars.

  • megan wrote:

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

  • Jennifer wrote:

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

  • patsyk wrote:

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

  • Michelle wrote:

    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. : )

  • nina wrote:

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