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Watermelon Basil Margarita

This Watermelon Basil Margarita recipe is an example of summer refreshment, muddling juicy watermelon and basil leaves with the lime’s tangy zest and the tequila’s warmth. It has sweet and herbal flavor’s balance, making it ideal to sip for hot summer days or whenever you just need a refreshing cocktail.

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watermelon basil margarita

Watermelon Basil Margarita

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Basil, Margarita, Tequila, watermelon
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Enjoy a Watermelon Basil Margarita: a refreshing blend of sweet watermelon, tart lime, smooth tequila, and fresh basil. Perfect summer sip.


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh watermelon chunks
  • A few basil leaves
  • Salt or sugar for the rim


  • Rim the glass with salt or sugar
  • Muddle the watermelon and basil leaves in the shaker.
  • Add the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice.
  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  • Strain into your prepared glass.
  • Garnish with a watermelon slice and a basil leaf.
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Watermelon Basil Margarita
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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