Watermelon Margarita – Aloha Friday!

Happy Friday! I’m brining a Watermelon Margarita this lovely Aloha Friday!

Blend up a fresh watermelon for a margarita

Every so often I get forwarded a “Happy Hour” cocktail recipe from my friend Scott.  We became good friends with Scott and his wife Charlotte during a Navy tour in Hawaii, and we were also were lucky enough to be in Europe at the same time. They were in Belgium and we were in Germany.

When our families lived in Hawaii we organized a lot of Aloha Fridays where the neighbors would rotate Happy Hour get togethers from house to house, week after week. I would say it was a summer tradition, but in Hawaii, it felt like summer year round, so I suppose it was a way of life!

So when Happy Hour gets mentioned, my thoughts take me back to Aloha Friday.  Memories of all the families that would meet up for drinks and pupus (hors d’oeuvre), the kids that ran around playing flashlight tag as the evening wore on, and our tasty drinks that got stronger and stronger. Great times, memories, and lots of fun.

When I saw the ratios of tequila in this recipe, my first reaction was whoa, that’s going to be strong!  I stayed true to the recipe, and it didn’t disappoint. The proportions are just right, although my hubby and I shared one serving.

I added house made sweetened lime juice, but bottled is what most recipes request

watermelon rita in a clear glass with lime

Watermelon Margarita - Aloha Friday!

Refreshing margarita made with fresh watermelon.
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Course: Beverage - Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • ½ cup watermelon juice
  • ¼ cup sweetened lime juice
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of triple sec.


  • Cut the flesh of a seedless watermelon into chunks. (get a 4 pounder)
  • In a blender put 1 cup of the chunks and liquefy. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of a glass and dip in salt.
  • For each serving fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add; watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila and triple sec
  • Shake vigorously in a martini shaker and pour into prepared glass.Garnish with lime.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g


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Watermelon Margarita - The Foodie Affair

If you are looking for a non-alcoholic watermelon beverage, you may enjoy this Copycat Sonic Watermelon Fresh Fruit Slush from Anyonita Nibbles

Aloha friends!!

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  1. I want to make this, but I don’t know what sweetened lime juice is? You said you made that at home. What were the ingredients beside like to make that? Thank you

    1. Hi Rony,
      Sweetened lime juice is sold at most grocery stores, usually located where the alcohol is or pre-made lemon juice. To make your own, heat one cup of sugar with one cup of water in a medium sauce pan until the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and add 1 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice. Let cool before using and store unused syrup in the refrigerator. Enjoy! ~Sandra

  2. oooh what a delicious margarita!!! Hope your son enjoys U of H!! Hawaii was amazing! I really enjoyed it so much!! And you guys are so gonna love the food. Please visit Roy’s for me and order the butterfish!! It was the BEST fish I’ve ever had! Take care!!

    1. It was a whirlwind of a week. I can’t believe it’s over…

      We actually have a Roy’s near where we live, and went out as a family before we left CA! I think my husband and I worked on our son’s Freshman fifteen pounds while we were there. We ate at so many good restaurants!