Watermelon Pitcher Margaritas
Watermelon Pitcher Margaritas

Watermelon is so refreshing when it’s hot, but making it into margaritas (enough for a crowd!) completely transforms the drink. Watermelon adds fruity sweetness and gives you another excuse to buy a whole watermelon.

When it comes to cocktails, the situation determines the drink. When you’re having a fancy steak dinner, that’s a martini type meal.

But when the weather hits triple digits and I’m floating in the pool on a raft, then it’s time for something juicier and far more thirst-quenching. Enter the watermelon margarita.

For the most part, this is a classic margarita with a shot of tequila and lots of fresh watermelon. The resulting cocktail is fruitier than the original and its strength will creep up on you, but in this case I call that a good thing.

  • Want to know which is the best tequila to buy? Check out our tequila guide!

This is also a margarita you should eat with salt, even if you don’t usually mind. It adds a necessary balance to all the sweetness.

More summery cocktails!

  • Classic margarita
  • Blueberry Pitcher Margaritas
  • Frozen Strawberry Daiquri
  • Mixed berry sangria
  • Mojito with mint and lime

Watermelon Pitcher Margaritas

preparation time
15 minutes

total time
15 minutes

up to 6 servings

Buy tequila aged for two months and labeled 100% de Agave. Tequilas not marked with it are usually cut with fermented cane juice, resulting in a lower quality tequila. (See our Tequila Guide for more information.)


  • Swap tequila for mezcal, tequila’s smokier, wilder cousin.
  • For a frosty, thicker treat, freeze the watermelon before throwing it in the blender and skip the strainer.


  • 1 1/2 cups White tequila (also called Plato or Silver Tequila)

  • 1/2 Cup Orange liqueurlike Triple Sec or Cointreau

  • 1/2 Cup lime juice

  • 4 cups chopped Seedless watermelon

  • simple syrup agave nectarsweeten if necessary

  • Kosher or other high quality Saltfor garnish

  • lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Mix the ingredients:

    In a blender, combine tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and seedless watermelon and mix well. (You may need to do this in two batches depending on the size of your blender.)

    Note: If you happen to have a juicer, just juice the watermelon and stir it in a pitcher with the other ingredients.

  2. Strain the watermelon solids:

    Pour the ingredients through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher, squeezing the solids to get out as much of the liquid as possible.

  3. Prepare glasses:

    Assuming you’re drinking with flair, grab a small plate or bowl and fill it with the salt. Next, rub the rim of a cocktail or coupe glass (or a jar) with a lime wedge. Dip the jar in the salt and turn it once or twice.

  4. Serve and garnish:

    Pour the cocktail into the prepared glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.

nutritional information (per serving)
219 calories
0g Fat
21g carbohydrates
1g protein
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