Don't let watermelon season pass you by! Treat yourself to this refreshingly tasty Frozen Watermelon Margarita.
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Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Don't let watermelon season pass you by! Treat yourself to this refreshingly tasty Frozen Watermelon Margarita.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Oil-free, Vegan
Keyword Frozen Drinks, Watermelon Margarita
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 336kcal
Author Melissa Huggins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen watermelon cubes , from 1/2 a large watermelon
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) tequila , silver
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) lime juice , fresh squeezed
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave nectar

Garnish Ideas

  • Salt , sugar or chili powder for lined rim
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime wedge
  • Fresh watermelon wedge

Instructions

  • To make frozen watermelon cubes, cut a large watermelon in half and remove the rind. You can use half the watermelon for a few drinks, or the whole watermelon for more (save some fresh pieces for a garnish). Now cut into 1-inch pieces. *See note
  • Place watermelon pieces on a non-stick baking tray (make sure it fits in your freezer). I lined it with wax paper for easy cleanup. Place pieces about 1" apart so they don't stick together. Freeze for 3-4 hours. 
  • When you are ready to make the cocktails, place drinking glasses in the freezer to chill. Place your watermelon, ice, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and agave into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. If your blender is stuck, you can move everything around a bit with a tamper or spoon (while turned off). You can also add a few splashes of water to help keep things moving. You can even use a few pieces of fresh watermelon. 
  • Taste the mixture and add more lime, agave or tequila if needed. If the mixture is too thin, add a few more pieces of frozen watermelon or ice and blend. 
  • Spread a bit of salt or sugar on a small plate. You can also mix equal parts chili powder & salt together to add a little kick. Rub each chilled glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim into the salt at a 45-degree angle and turn gently, until glass is coated (this avoids too much salt going into the glass). 
  • Pour the frozen mixture into each glass, being careful not to disturb the prepared rim. Fill about 3/4 of the way. Garnish with a piece of fresh watermelon, lime wedge and a sprig of mint. You can also place a piece of frozen watermelon on top for fun. CHEERS!

Notes

* Instead of making cubes you can use a melon baller or a measuring spoon to make watermelon balls (this is what I did). With this method, you don't need to remove the rind. Just cut the watermelon in half and scoop pieces out. 
 
* If you're not making the drinks right away, place the frozen cubes in a Ziploc bag to keep them fresh. 
* The nutritional information is calculated without the salted/sugared rim.
* If you'd like to make mocktails, just omit the tequila and orange liqueur. Replace with coconut water.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 205mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 17.3% | Vitamin C: 25.9% | Calcium: 1.1% | Iron: 2%