Watermelon Margarita Shooters

Watermelon Margarita Shooters are fruity, fun tequila shots that are going to be a hit at any party! If you like tequila drinks then this recipe is for you!


A Fun Tequila Shot For Parties

Tequila just screams party to me, right? There’s the standard tequila shots with lime, of course there’s your margaritas, even a nice glass of sipping tequila…you’re in party mode.

So let’s think about combining tequila with a summer time favorite – watermelon. Watermelon can make some of the best summer cocktails, like this Watermelon Spritzer or even used in savory dinners like these Watermelon Fish Tacos.

But today we’re making Watermelon Margarita Shooters – and these shooters are going to look just as amazing as they taste. Good tequila should warm you up without the burn, just what I like to serve in these tequila cocktails.

How To Make Watermelon Margarita Shooters

First you’re going to rim the shot glasses, a little extra step that only takes a few minutes but it’s worth it. Just wet the top edge of your shot glass with a little water, not too much or the sugar will just melt.

Dip the edges in a shallow plate with sugar, turning to coat the rim.


How To Cut A Watermelon Into Sticks

Start by cutting the watermelon in half lengthwise. Then you cut across into 1 inch strips and then cut across the other way to make the sticks.

You’ll need 1 for each shot glass, but I’m assuming you’re going to want to make more than 6 of these tequila shots…so there will be more for round two.


Cut the other half of the watermelon into cubes, you’ll use this to make the juice for the base of the margarita.

Into a blender goes the watermelon cubes, tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice. Blend away until smooth then get ready to assemble you’re shooters.


Fill each shot glass about 3/4 full with the margarita base and then a watermelon stick. Top with a splash of seltzer and you’re ready to go.

The splash of seltzer isn’t typical in a margarita, no. But the bubbles make these watermelon margaritas a little more festive and we’re all in party mode today. A big tray of these at your Fourth of July BBQ is going to steal the show.


The best thing about making shooters like this for a party is that you can make the watermelon margarita base ahead of time, (make a whole lot) and then come party time just give it a stir, fill the shot glasses and top with seltzer. You can even set all of this out on the bar so your guests can assemble a shooter themselves…and that way you can sit back and have a few yourself!

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Watermelon Margarita Shooters

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

A tasty tequila shot made with fresh watermelon that’s perfect for serving at parties! Learn how to cut a watermelon into these fun sticks!



  • For this recipe you’ll need 1 medium sized watermelon, half for “sticks” and the other half for cubes.
  • 1/2 cup white tequila
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • seltzer for topping
  • (6) 4 oz shot glasses
  • Sugar for rimming the glasses


  1. Cut the watermelon on half lengthwise as show in the picture above.
  2. Cut into 1 inch strips one direction, then back across in the other direction to make sticks.
  3. Cut the other half of the watermelon into cubes to be used for the juice.
  4. For each batch of 6 shooters, add 2 cups of cubed watermelon to a blender along with the tequila, triple sec and lime juice.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Rim the shot glasses by slightly wetting along the rims and the coating in sugar.
  7. Fill each shot glass 1/2 full with the margarita mixture then top insert one watermelon stick per glass.
  8. Top with a splash of seltzer and serve.
  • Category: cocktails
  • Method: shaken
  • Cuisine: American


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