Watermelon Crawl Shots

After a few of these Watermelon Crawl Shots, you might be crawling home! This easy tequila shot recipe is fun to make and fun to drink!

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An Easy Watermelon Cocktail Recipe

This is definitely one of those super-tasty drinks that the booze just sneaks up on you. The fresh watermelon juice is so sweet that you really have no idea all that tequila is waiting for you inside.

I am kind of known for sneaking off at parties and coming back with a shaker full of shots that I had just made up in the kitchen. I like to play around with whatever ingredients I have on hand and see what I can come up with. And this night I had watermelon.

I threw a few handfuls of the watermelon into the blender and pureed it until it was liquid. Liquid watermelon. It’s so good, I had a few sips before I added anything to it.

My first thought was vodka, I even had a watermelon vodka I was going to use. But then on second thought, nope, too much watermelon.

So I grabbed the tequila. Everything goes awesome with tequila right? And it did…

How Do You Make A Watermelon Crawl?

I sugared up a few rims in green sugar to mimic the watermelon rind…yes, this is what goes on at my house…I disappear for 20 minutes and no one even comes looking for me anymore because they know I’m up to something good.

Next I added a few shots of tequila to my shaker and a cup and a half of the fresh watermelon juice. And then I walked back out on the deck shaking it up like crazy, listening to everyone say they don’t want any shots – no thank you – and then they do.

They always do.

You could totally substitute watermelon juice from the store for this shot – if you don’t have watermelon hanging around. The fresh watermelon does kind of make this drink though if you do have it!

Shake up a few of these Watermelon Crawl shots at your next party…hopefully a party for your close neighbors that can “crawl” home!

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Watermelon Crawl

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Just like the name says, after a few of these Watermelon Crawl Shots, you might be crawling home! This easy watermelon cocktail recipe is fun to make for all your summer parties!



  • 4 cups fresh watermelon, cubed
  • 3 1/2 oz. tequila blanco
  • sugar, optional for rimming


  1. Place the watermelon in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour through a fine strainer and save the juice in a container.
  3. Add 1 1/2 c. of watermelon juice to a shaker filled with ice.
  4. Add in the tequila and shake well.
  5. Pour into shot glasses rimmed with sugar.

Recipe Notes

To rim your shot glasses, dip the rim of the glass in a shallow dish with water, then dip the wet rim into a shallow dish with sugar, Let dry.
You should also have extra watermelon juice from the 4 cups of watermelon, just hang on to that for more shots!

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: watermelon cocktail recipe, watermelon shots, summer cocktail recipe, party shots recipe


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