Margarita Watermelon

Welcome to day 11 of our 4th of July recipe countdown! We’ve been spiking our watermelon for as long as I can remember, and it’s become our signature thing for entertaining. On some occasions, we carve a hole inside the rind and fasten a bottle of alcohol to seep in overnight before cutting it into pieces. Other times, we slice the watermelon into triangles and let it soak up the flavors in a bowl.  This time, I’ve portioned the summer favorite into toothpick-friendly chunks, and given it a bath in citrus vodka. Even though this is made to resemble a tequila-based cocktail, I’ve found doing it this way is much more subtle. In fact, you can’t even taste the liquor so be sure to warn any parents of children at the party before they dig in (or naptime may come early that day…)

A squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of kosher salt and you’ve got yourself a party! During a hot day outside, you’ll be yearning for this edible cocktail. A refreshing, juicy piece of fruit meets a cold margarita with a good kick. I’m leaving the measurements up to your discretion for how much liquor you’d like to put in. If you’d prefer to leave this family friendly, watermelon with lime and kosher salt is spectacular on its own. Cheers!


Seedless watermelon, cut into bite-sized pieces

Citrus vodka

Lime juice

Kosher salt


Cut watermelon into bite-sized pieces. Pour vodka on top and allow it to marinate. Just before serving, squeeze fresh lime juice and  sprinkle with kosher salt.

Eat and enjoy a toast to our country!

Coming Up Tomorrow: Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw!


5 thoughts on “Margarita Watermelon

  1. That’s really interesting … I like the idea of letting a bottle seep into a whole watermelon. Have you tried to with other kinds or would it not work?

    • I’m sure it would work with most types of melon because they are equally porous. I’m also going to try pineapple to see if it would have a similar effect. Most liquors are very strong, but you can experiment with different flavors of vodka! Happy experimenting! Report back if you discover a good combo 🙂

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