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Watermelon Margaritas

This recipe and photography was provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at or in her cookbook, One Pan Whole Family.

This watermelon marg is sure to be your new summer favorite. Super simple with only 4 ingredients, the quality of tequila will really make a difference so use a good silver tequila for the smoothest margarita cocktail. However, a word of warning as these margaritas are so delicious that you may drink them faster than you probably should. Beware!

Watermelon Margaritas
Watermelon Margaritas
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  • 12-oz silver tequila
  • 12-oz watermelon juice
  • 6-oz lime juice (about 6 limes)
  • 3-oz agave nectar
  • Lime and watermelon wedges as garnish
  • Kosher salt


  1. In a small pitcher, stir together the tequila, watermelon, lime and agave. Taste and add more lime or agave if it needs it.
  2. Run a lime wedge around the edge of each glass and dip onto a plate of kosher salt.
  3. For each drink, pour 8 oz into an ice filled shaker and shake. Pour into prepared glass and garnish with lime and or a watermelon wedge.

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Carla Snyder in her kitchen
By Carla Snyder
Carla has spent the past 30 years in the food world as a caterer, artisan baker, cooking school teacher, food writer and author of 6 cook books including the James Beard nominated Big Book of Appetizers. Her passion is sharing fresh, cooked-from-scratch weeknight meals that cut prep time and practically eliminate that nightly sink full of dishes.

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