Watermelon Tequila Cocktails

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These Watermelon Tequila Cocktails are the perfect, sweet summer drink recipe.

watermelon tequila cocktails in mason jars garnished with fresh blueberries and mint. striped straws. bottle of tequila in the background

When you have some sweet watermelon on hand, you should definitely make some watermelon tequila cocktails! Summer is the best time for a chilly cocktail. When it’s so hot outside, you want something refreshing to drink. And since cocktails are perfectly okay to drink in the middle of the week these days, you better whip up a batch of these!

pouring tequila into watermelon tequila cocktail in a mason jar. garnished with fresh blueberries and watermelon wedge.

How to make Watermelon Tequila Cocktails:

You’ll purée fresh watermelon in a blender until smooth, and then you’ll strain the watermelon and keep the watermelon juice. To assemble the cocktails in a pitcher, you’ll combine simple syrup, lime juice, fresh blueberries and fresh mint leaves. Then you’ll use a wooden spoon to muddle up that mixture a little bit (smashing the wooden spoon into the blueberries and mint in the pitcher). The watermelon juice and tequila are added in last, and then your pitcher of watermelon tequila cocktails is given a couple of hours to chill in the refrigerator.

Tequila notes:

The recipe calls for using silver tequila, which will give this cocktail a smoother flavor. You can use gold tequila, if you prefer. It will be delicious either way!

watermelon tequila cocktails in mason jars garnished with fresh blueberries and mint. striped straws. bottle of tequila in the background

The cocktails are served over ice, and they’re garnished with fresh mint sprigs and a watermelon wedge.

How to make simple syrup for cocktails:

They do sell simple syrup (sugar water) in bottles in the liquor section of grocery stores and beverage stores. But it’s so easy to make it at home that you don’t need to bother buying it. Heat equal parts of water and sugar in a saucepan, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool. Chill until ready to use.

watermelon tequila cocktails in mason jars. garnished with blueberries and fresh mint and watermelon wedges. striped straws.

Serving suggestions:

Use your favorite cocktail glasses for these watermelon tequila cocktails. Or use cute mason jars for serving! Pop in your favorite straws for easy sipping.

hand holding a watermelon tequila cocktail in the air above more of the same cocktails

The watermelon juice is sweetened up more with a small amount of simple syrup. Lime, blueberry and mint are nice additions and a good pairing with the tequila. The recipe was originally created by Bobby Flay quite a few years back. I’ve been making these every summer for a long time now. You must make these Watermelon Tequila Cocktails and let me know how you like them. Enjoy!

Here are a few more recipes for cocktails that you might like to try:

watermelon tequila cocktails in mason jars garnished with fresh blueberries and mint. striped straws. bottle of tequila in the background
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Watermelon- Tequila Cocktails

Totally delicious cocktail that is perfect for summer!
6 6 6
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chill Time: 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 178kcal
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktails, tequila, watermelon

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 8 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • cups fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves (lightly packed)
  • 8 mint sprigs and watermelon wedges, for garnish
  • cups silver tequila
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let the sugar syrup cool.
  • In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp and save the juice.
  • In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the blueberries and the mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  • Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and watermelon wedges and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1062IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg | Blue WW Smartpoints: 6 | Green WW Smartpoints: 6 | Purple WW Smartpoints: 6

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  • Ashley wrote:

    This looks like a great summer cocktail! YUM!

  • Nicole wrote:

    That looks so refreshing and delicious! Very cute in the jars.