Salted and Spiced Watermelon Margaritas

by XuCharles on May 11, 2023

Salted and Spiced Watermelon Margaritas


Salted and Spiced Watermelon Margaritas are a refreshing twist on the classic cocktail, adding the juicy sweetness of watermelon and a hint of salt and spice to the tangy lime and tequila flavors. This summer cocktail is perfect for sipping by the pool or enjoying at a barbecue with friends. The combination of fresh watermelon juice, spicy jalape√Īo slices, and a rim of salt and chili powder make for a truly unique and delicious margarita experience.


1 tbsp. granulated sugar

1/2 tsp. finely grated lime zest

1 tbsp. plus 1/8 tsp. kosher salt

1 lime wedge

6 oz. store-bought or homemade watermelon juice

3 oz. tequila

2 oz. fresh lime juice

2 oz. triple sec


6¬†thinly sliced jalape√Īo rounds, divided

Watermelon wedges and lime rounds, for serving


  1. Step 1On a shallow plate, combine granulated sugar, lime zest, and 1 tablespoon salt. Rub rims of 2 glasses with lime wedge, then dip rims into sugar mixture to coat, pressing with your fingers to adhere.
  2. Step¬†2In a cocktail shaker, combine watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. Fill shaker with ice, then add 4 jalape√Īo rounds and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Vigorously shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 20 seconds.
  3. Step¬†3Strain into prepared glasses. Garnish with watermelon wedges, lime rounds, and remaining jalape√Īo rounds.


Cocktails are best enjoyed right after making and do not work as a make-ahead drink because the soda will go flat. 

If you tried this classic cocktail, let us know how it came out in the comments below!

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