Watermelon and Lime Frozen Margarita Recipe

May 2, 2018

Cinco de Mayo is heating up! This festive drink starts with fresh watermelon that’s blended with tequila and lime juice. Finish off this frothy sip with a coconut nectar simple syrup infused with jalapeños (it’ll kick your party up a notch). And here’s a tip: The watermelon cubes need to be frozen, so stick ‘em in the freezer the night before.

Watermelon and Lime Frozen Margarita

Yield: 5 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, plus freezing


For the simple syrup:
1 ½ cups Thrive Market Organic Coconut Nectar
1 cup water
2 jalapeños, coarsely chopped

For the margaritas:
1 to 2 pounds watermelon
2 cups Blanco tequila
2 cups lime juice

For the garnishes:
Jalapeño slices
Lime wedges


Make the simple syrup:
Add coconut nectar, jalapeños, and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until nectar has dissolved. Let cool completely.

Make the margaritas:
Cut watermelon into 1-inch cubes and place on a sheet tray in a single layer; freeze. Add frozen watermelon to a blender, reserving 10 to 15 cubes. Pour in tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup; blend until smooth. Pour into salted rim glasses and top with reserved watermelon cubes. Garnish with jalapeño slices and lime wedges.

Recipe credit: Angela Gaines

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Nicole Gulotta

Nicole Gulotta is a writer, author, and tea enthusiast.


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