Watermelon Tequila Cocktail

September 19, 2023

glasses of watermelon tequila cocktail

Seasonal eating is always preferred, but I confess a fondness for watermelon all year long. Watermelon (and its juice) is available perennially at most grocery stores. The bright pink elixir of juice, mixed into cocktails or mocktails, brings fond memories of balmy summertime.Personally, I am thrilled to say goodbye to summer. If I want a taste, I can always make this Watermelon Tequila Cocktail or one made in months past with local moonshine. I’m looking forward to soups, stews and braises. Autumn cooking is comfort in a pot.

ingredients for watermelon tequila cocktail

a Tajin rim for your cocktail is optional but deliciously spicy


garnishes for watermelon tequila cocktail

garnishes are also optional but great for visual appeal

This sweet-tart beverage begs for something creamy and cheesy like this Cheddar Walnut Spread or this Smoky Vegan Cashew Cheese, and salty crispy crackers or toasts.

To make this a mocktail, substitute one tablespoon honey for the elderflower liqueur and use seltzer instead of tequila. Add more fresh lime juice for a citrus explosion.

Friends recently introduced me to elderflower liqueur. It’s fruity without excessive sweetness and it marries well with all manner of spirits. They served the very popular Hugo, tart with lime and fragrant with mint. I was smitten. I vowed to craft a cocktail with St- Germain liqueur. And here it is.

Watermelon Tequila Cocktail

recipe by Michele Humlan, The Good Eats Company

makes one beverage and may be made in bulk


2 ounces watermelon juice
2 ounces gold tequila
1 ounce elderflower liqueur- I like St- Germain
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
optional : Tajin chile lime spice (or similar), watermelon garnish, limes


Have all liquid ingredients well chilled if possible. Mix all together and serve either over ice or after shaking with ice and straining. If desired, wet rim of drinking glass with lime and press rim into shallow saucer filled with Tajin spice for a nice kick. Garmish with wedge of fresh watermelon or thin slice of lime.

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