July 2, 2022

Watermelon Blueberry Margarita

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Allie Albanese

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Allie Albanese

Spice up your 4th of July BBQs with this patriotic red, white and blue cocktail! This Watermelon Margarita is a perfect July 4th recipe and one that will keep you cool and refreshed all summer long.

A bright pink-colored cocktail displayed in a rocks glass with large ice cubes, garnished with a small bunch of mint and 3 blueberries on a palm tree-topped cocktail pick, resting on a round gold coaster on top of a white round plate, with a navy blue linen draped underneath and a slice of watermelon with a bite taken out of it resting beside it

Happy 4th of July weekend to my American friends!

Although I must say, it’s a little ironic to be celebrating Independence Day when 50.5% of the US population now has less independence than the other 49.5% thanks to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade...

That won’t, however, keep me from enjoying some yummy cocktails this weekend! Especially because my mom and sister have joined me at the beach for some girl time, and they are most definitely worth celebrating. ♥

I have a handful of cocktails on our cocktail drinking agenda, starting with this Watermelon Blueberry Margarita! Years ago before I knew anything about making drinks or had ever had a watermelon cocktail in my life, I had the idea to make a Watermelon Marg for my family when I was home for the holiday weekend. Although it was far from perfect (we basically had to eat the drink instead of drink it), it was still a big hit and has since become a staple for our 4th of July celebrations.

I’ve made lots of variations of it along the way, and this year I’ve added blueberries because the blueberries this season are so delicious I can’t get enough of them! They also add a patriotic touch for a fun red, white and blue cocktail.

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A bright pink cocktail displayed in a rocks glass, garnished with mint and blueberries

Watermelon Blueberry Margarita

Spice up your 4th of July BBQs with this patriotic red, white and blue cocktail! This Watermelon Margarita is a perfect July 4th recipe and one that will keep you cool and refreshed all summer long.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Tequila

¼ oz Cointreau

1 oz Lime Juice

¼ oz Blueberry Simple Syrup

6 oz Watermelon Juice

1 sprig Mint

Garnish: Blueberries and Mint

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and garnish with blueberries and mint. Make sure to first give your mint a nice, hard smack between your palms to release its aromas!

Recipe Notes:

🍉 To make the watermelon juice, simply puree fresh watermelon in a blender until it’s in liquid form! You can then strain out the solids or not, it’s completely up to you. I strained mine.

🍉 It takes about 1 ½ - 1 ¾ cups of fresh watermelon to equal 6 oz of strained juice. If you're not straining your juice it will yield more.

🍉 The mint that gets shaken into the drink is to add a bit of freshness. No need to muddle it unless you want to.�

🍉 If you don’t want to make blueberry simple syrup, agave is the best substitute! I think regular simple syrup is too sweet.

🍉 Feel free to throw some blueberries into the drink (muddled or not) as well if you want more blueberry flavor!

A bright pink cocktail displayed in a rocks glass, garnished with mint and blueberries

Watermelon Blueberry Margarita

Spice up your 4th of July BBQs with this patriotic red, white and blue cocktail! This Watermelon Margarita is a perfect July 4th recipe and one that will keep you cool and refreshed all summer long.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Tequila

¼ oz Cointreau

1 oz Lime Juice

¼ oz Blueberry Simple Syrup

6 oz Watermelon Juice

1 sprig Mint

Garnish: Blueberries and Mint

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and garnish with blueberries and mint. Make sure to first give your mint a nice, hard smack between your palms to release its aromas!

Recipe Notes:

🍉 To make the watermelon juice, simply puree fresh watermelon in a blender until it’s in liquid form! You can then strain out the solids or not, it’s completely up to you. I strained mine.

🍉 It takes about 1 ½ - 1 ¾ cups of fresh watermelon to equal 6 oz of strained juice. If you're not straining your juice it will yield more.

🍉 The mint that gets shaken into the drink is to add a bit of freshness. No need to muddle it unless you want to.�

🍉 If you don’t want to make blueberry simple syrup, agave is the best substitute! I think regular simple syrup is too sweet.

🍉 Feel free to throw some blueberries into the drink (muddled or not) as well if you want more blueberry flavor!

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