These super fun inside a watermelon margaritas recipe is awesome and a blast for your next Summer gathering. It’s a favorite and popular margarita recipe with chunks of fresh watermelon! Inside-A Watermelon Margaritas Recipe for a great watermelon cocktail recipe in a glass

Watermelon Margaritas

Holy cow this margarita is so much fun and it’s not just any ordinary margarita recipe nor is it any standard watermelon margarita. It’s actually made inside the watermelon and not in a blender. Ok, it’s totally cool to see it happening and though you get more chunky pieces (depending on your blender power) it’s still super delicious. Hand held blender works fine and you just have to blend a little longer if you want a more liquid texture. For the most smooth and less chunky results, we like to use our immersion blenders which are absolutely one of our favorite kitchen tools.

Watch the watermelon margaritas recipe video:

Inside-A Watermelon Margaritas Recipe for a great watermelon cocktail recipe step by step

Inside-A Watermelon Margaritas Recipe in a glass with slices of lime

Best tool for this watermelon cocktail recipe?

KitchenAid Immersion Blender Immersion blenders are super fantastic because not only are they powerful, they really can break up the watermelon chunks inside the watermelon. And of course, they’re not just useful for watermelon margaritas! They’re perfect for blending soups that are in a pot so you don’t have to transfer then into a blender then back into the pot. There’s different brands of immersion blender and you can research which you like better. But they’re all super awesome to have handy in the kitchen, especially for this watermelon margarita recipe.



Party Pitcher Style Watermelon Margaritas

We also call it the Party Watermelon because literally, it’s a total party behind it. Also, it easily serves a crowd. You can definitely customize this watermelon margaritas recipe to your taste. Like more tequila? Then go ahead and add more!  Everyone will have a blast watching all this happen in front of their eyes. It’s just a fun and totally different way to serve watermelon margaritas. This is fun to watch, entertaining and you’ll be on everyones Instagram. You’ll be the famous friend who made a ton of margaritas inside the watermelon. You can easily serve it to kids too without all the booze and they’ll have so much fun seeing their drink pour straight out of a big watermelon. And if you love fresh pineapple, you’ve gotta try these awesome pineapple margaritas!

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Inside-A-Watermelon Margarita Recipe in a glass with a slice of lime

Thinking inside the Melon:

Here’s a couple options for the inside approach for these Watermelon Margaritas, plus one of our favorite cocktail books of all time:

KitchenAid Cordless Immersion Blender  – One of our favorite tools in the kitchen (or out in the party making Inside-a-Watermelon Margaritas). Love that it’s cordless. Love the chopper accessory.
Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer – Simple and always handy. Doesn’t quite reach deep enough for a moderate sized watermelon, but works great for the smaller ones.
The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich – Truly lives up to it’s title. We have dozens of cocktail book, some by great bars, other very cool and craft. This is the one we actually make the cocktail from. It is the ultimate cocktail book.
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Inside-A-Watermelon Margaritas

If you have the fridge space, chilling the watermelon the night before will give you a quick chill on the margaritas. The ingredients are to taste, so add as much as you like based on your personal taste preference and adjust as needed for different sized watermelons. A watermelon about 7-10 pound will be a good size that will allow the beater blades from the hand mixer to reach all the way through and around the inside of the watermelon. If your watermelon is any larger, you might need to use an immersion blender with a longer reach or use the drill and coat hanger method. Watch the video to see how we made these. Hand held blender works fine and you just have to blend a little longer if you want a more liquid texture. For the most smooth and less chunky results, we like to use our immersion blenders.
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  • 8 lb. (3.63 kg) ripe watermelon - If it is larger than 10 lbs. the beater blades won't reach inside to blend
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) Tequila , or to taste
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) fresh lime juice , or to taste
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) orange liqueur (i.e. Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Triple Sec)
  • sea salt , for rimming glasses - optional
  • lime slices , for garnish optional
  • ice



  • Carefully cut a hole in the watermelon large enough to fit your beater blade. Push the blade into the watermelon hole and slowly blend the watermelon interior into juice. Make sure to scrape all the way to the sides and bottom of the watermelon to maximize juice.
  • Ladle out about 1 cup of watermelon juice to make room for the rest of the liquid ingredients. You can reserve the 1 cup of removed juice and make a separate margarita later.
  • Add tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. Insert the beater blades back into the watermelon to mix the margarita and combine all the ingredients.
  • Make Pour Spout: Cut out the bottom of a paper/plastic cup. Cut out a section of the cup so it fits into the watermelon hole to use as a spout to pour. If necessary, round out the hole in the watermelon so the cup fits smoothly against the edges and insert the cup into the watermelon hole.
  • Rub some lime juice on rim of glasses and roll rim in sea salt (optional). Add ice to glasses and top with watermelon margarita and lime garnish. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 215kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 519mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 2580IU, Vitamin C: 39.8mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1.1mg


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