Watermelon Mint Margaritas – the most refreshing summer cocktail! Fresh watrmelon is blended with tequila, lime juice, and an easy homemade mint simple syrup. These margaritas are so pretty and so delicious!
I feel like I’ve been so behind on holidays this year. I didn’t post a single Mardi Gras recipe, I think I posted one for Easter, and I can’t name another holiday that’s passed to save my life.
It’s safe to say that if there were more, I definitely missed them.
But I will not miss Cinco de Mayo! We’re starting a couple weeks early so I can squeeze in all the margaritas and melted cheese I can come up with.
(I’ve also started planning for National S’mores Day. I may miss all the other holidays but you know I’ll be here for margaritas and s’mores.)
Watermelon Mint Margaritas!
I’ve been obsessed with watermelon for the last couple summers and it looks like it will be continuing this year since I couldn’t wait to share these Watermelon Mint Margaritas with you!
They’re really easy and yes, they start with fresh watermelon. No fake stuff here! You just need the watermelon and then you make a quick mint simple syrup, stir in some tequila and lime juice, and you’re done!
I bet they would be delicious next to a pool or on the beach or basically anywhere that it’s hot!
And look how pretty they are!
How To Make Mint Simple Syrup
This homemade mint simple syrup is so easy and you can use it to sweeten cocktail, tea, whatever you want!
You just need to bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil and stir until the sugar is melted. Remove it from the heat and stir in fresh mint leaves. Let it step for about 10 minutes so the syrup gets infused with mint flavor.
After that, remove the mint leaves and store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
More Margarita Recipes
Blackberry Margaritas – margaritas made with fresh blackberries, lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. This margaritas is the prettiest purple color. Serve it with a salted rim and fresh blackberries and lime slices on top!
Tequila Sunrise Margaritas – the classic Tequila Sunrise turned into a margarita! Orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur with a tiny bit of grenadine dropped in. The grenadine sinks to the bottom and makes the drink look like a beautiful sunrise!
Strawberry Margaritas – an easy homemade strawberry syrup mixed with lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. This margarita is perfect during summer when strawberries ar sweet and delicious!
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 6 mint leaves
- 2 cups watermelon chopped
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup silver tequila
- mint leaves and lime wedges to garnish
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan; stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, stir in mint leaves. Let steep for 10 minutes. Remove mint leaves.
In a blender, combine watermelon, lime juice, tequila, and half of the mint syrup (use more if you like a sweeter drink). Blend until smooth.
Divide into 2 glasses filled with ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lime wedges.