Inside-a-Watermelon Margaritas

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
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, of course, adjust as needed for different sized watermelons. A watermelon about 10-12 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 on our blog write up to see how we made these. If you want to use triple sec then don't use the orange bitters & simple syrup combination. Add your triple sec to taste.


  • 1 seedless, ripe watermelon (about 10-12 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg). Anything larger, the beater blades won't reach inside to blend)
  • 3/4 cup Tequila (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (see Notes at end of recipe)
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange bitters (or to taste).
  • sea salt for rimming glasses(optional)
  • lime slices for garnish (optional)
  • ice
  • one 6-8 ounce paper or plastic cup


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and orange bitters. Insert the beater blades back into the watermelon to mix the margarita and combine all the ingredients.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Recipe Notes

Simple Syrup Recipe:
Basically equal parts water and sugar dissolved together. We'll usually make a bigger batch and use as needed.
  • 2 cups (480ml)¬†Water
  • 2 cups (400g) Sugar
  1. Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool. After cool, store in refrigerator until ready to use.

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