Watermelon Elderflower Margaritas

Watermelon Elderflower Margaritas by the Pool
Enjoy a Watermelon Elderflower Margarita by the pool this summer!

Watermelons are in season and you better believe that we are making all the things to enjoy this summer! These Watermelon Elderflower Margaritas will keep you cool and refreshed during the heat of summer! Grab a pitcher and hang by the pool!

What’s in these Margs?

What could be better than a frozen drink on a hot summer day? One of our favorites is a margarita and one of our favorite summer fruits is watermelon! So…this is how we melded the two together.

The star of the show here is, of course, watermelon! We used watermelon juice, which was simply unstrained pureed watermelon masquerading as a bottled summer juice.

Hot Tip: If you can’t find watermelon juice at the grocery store (refrigerated section), then you could certainly just puree a watermelon and use it. If you do, be sure to cut the watermelon the day before and store it in a plastic bag or container overnight. This will sweeten the watermelon and give it much more flavor for your drink.

Other ingredients include Elderflower liquor which gives this some sweetness and a floral note, along with lime juice, orange liqueur, a pinch of salt, and some sugar. Blend it all up with some ice, and you have yourself a frozen concoction to enjoy by the pool all day!

What Tequila Should I use in these Margaritas?

The most important ingredient if you are making a margarita, is obviously the tequila. We opted for a tequila blanco in this recipe so that the watermelon color was bright and prominent. Use your preferred tequila here, nothing super fancy since you are not really trying to enjoy the taste of the tequila part of this cocktail.

To Rim or Not to Rim

We always opt to rim our margs, but what we use really depends on our mood and the flavors of the margarita itself.

For this Watermelon Elderflower Margarita, we wanted a little spice to make this a bit more interesting. We love using Trechas Chili Powder for cocktails or to sprinkle on fruit. It is slightly sweeter, unlike Tajin, and really brings out the other flavors of this cocktail. Although, Tajin works here too.

You can, of course, always salt the rim as well.


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Watermelon Elderflower Margaritas

Course: CocktailsCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 16 oz 16 Watermelon puree/juice

  • 2 Tbsp 2 sugar

  • ½ tsp kosher salt

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 5 oz 5 white tequila

  • ¾ oz elderflower liqueur (we use St-Germain)

  • 1 oz 1 orange liqueur (we use Grand Marnier)

  • 4 4 -5 cups of ice

  • Garnish
  • Juice of ½ Lime, lime wheels, watermelon wedges, salted/chile rim


  • Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and thick. If you need to, add ice to make it thicker. Using the garnish lime juice, wet the rim of your glass and dip it into a plate of kosher salt, Tajin, or Trechas (or any chile powder/salt you like).

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