Watermelon Margarita Slices

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We saw these Watermelon Margarita Slices on social media and figured we had to try it and put our spin on it! Of course, we fell in love and couldn’t wait to share!

margarita watermelon slices topped with salt and lime zest

This post is sponsored by the Watermelon Board.

If you’re on social media (shameless plug for you to follow TPM on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, and YouTube?), you might have seen the viral image of the Watermelon soaked in tequila. Our team knew we could do this recipe so much better and of course pack it full of flavor!

These Margarita Watermelon Slices are perfect for picnics, pool parties, barbecues or just a simple night with friends! They are simple to make and everyone will be asking for more!

And you can make things even simpler by buying watermelon slices in the value-add section at your local grocery store! However, we won’t argue if you want to buy a whole watermelon….there are so many ways for you to use the whole watermelon.

close up shot of margarita watermelon slices with popsicle sticks topped with lemon zest and salt

While you are here, we invite you to check out these other delicious margarita-inspired recipes:

Watermelon Margarita Slices Ingredients

ingredients for watermelon margarita slices
  • 8 fresh-cut watermelon slices
  • 1 cup tequila 
  • 1/3 cup triple sec
  • 4-5 limes, juiced (appx 1/4 cup lime juice)
  • 3 Tablespoons Himalayan salt (or salt of choice)
  • Zest of 2 limes

How to Make Watermelon Margarita Slices

watermelon slices soaking in tequila

First, place the watermelon slices into a large deep dish. Combine the tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a large measuring cup. Then, pour the liquid over the watermelon slices, and place them in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 

lime zest and salt mixed together in white bowl

In a small bowl, combine salt and lime zest. You can adjust the ratio to your preferences. 

hand holding popsicle stick with a slice of watermelon dipped in tequila topped with salt and lime zest

After one hour of soaking, remove the watermelon from the dish and place on a popsicle stick. You may need to cut a slice in the rind for the stick to slide in easily. Garnish with salt/lime mixture and serve.  Serve cold! 

Did you know that watermelon rind is edible? Check out some of our favorite rind recipes: Watermelon Rind Air Fryer Churros and Watermelon Rind Stir Fry.

Why We Love The Watermelon Board

The National Watermelon Board is all about sustainability and helping you find ways to make your dollar go further. They love showing you how to use the entire watermelon (including the rind) for zero waste, saving you money in the process. Plus, they love to share all the basics on how to select, store and serve watermelon.

To learn more about the National Watermelon Board, check out The Produce Moms Podcast

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Watermelon Margarita Slices

We saw these Watermelon Margarita Slices on social media and figured we had to try it and put our spin on it! Of course, we think our version is so much better and flavorful!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Soaking Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Servings8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 8 fresh cut watermelon slices
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/3 cup triple sec
  • 4-5 limes juiced (appx 1/4 cup lime juice)
  • 3 Tablespoons Himalayan salt or salt of choice
  • zest of 2 limes

Instructions 

  • Place the watermelon slices into a large deep dish.
  • Combine the tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Then pour over the watermelon slices, and place them in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, combine salt and lime zest. You can adjust the ratio to your preferences.
  • After one hour of soaking, remove the watermelon from the dish and place on a popsicle stick. You may need to cut a whole in the rhine of the watermelon for the popsicle stick to go in easier!
  • Garnish with salt/lime mixture and serve. Serve cold!

Nutrition

Calories: 1460kcal | Carbohydrates: 346g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2663mg | Potassium: 5078mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 283g | Vitamin A: 25622IU | Vitamin C: 374mg | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 11mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Calories: 1460
Keyword: Watermelon Margarita Slices
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About Kristin

Kristin Ahaus is the Director of Content and Communications for The Produce Moms. Her focus and passion is helping all of TPM's brand partners share their stories while also helping consumers understand how to select, serve and store fresh produce. Connect with Kristin on LinkedIN.

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  1. Super delicious! I can’t wait to share with friends who come over to enjoy the pool this summer!