Watermelon Margarita

I love margaritas – an extension of my love for tequila in general – but they always given me terrible heartburn.

I know, I know. I sound like an old man. But the sugar from the triple sec and the citric acid for the lime juice make my stomach feel like a Smokey the Bear PSA gone wrong. This drink, on the other hand, goes down just fine.

Watermelon gets rid of all the problems with a traditional margarita while holding onto all the benefits. It tones down the citrus and sweetness, making it infinitely more drinkable. At the same time the more mild notes of watermelon allow the tequila to shine through while still resist being overwhelmed by the alcohol. It’s smooth, woodsy and faintly fruity, all in perfect proportions.

With Seattle weather finally getting wise to the fact that it’s summer, there’s nothing like a nice cold drink in the sun. Make it this one.

Watermelon Margarita

  • 3 parts watermelon juice
  • 2 parts tequila
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 part lime juice
  • Ice, as desired


  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a cocktail glass of your choosing. Stir lightly until evenly mixed. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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