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Margarita Watermelon Slices Served in a Traditional Margarita Glass

Margarita Watermelon Slices

A fun alternative to an actual cocktail; watermelon slices are stepped in a mixture of tequila, sugar and orange liqueur and served plated.
Course Fruits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Creative Culinary


  • 1- inch-thick wedges of seedless baby watermelon; I cut mine into 16 small wedges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup orange liqueur
  • 2 limes cut into fourths
  • Course or sea salt I love the look of Maldon Flaked Sea Salt


  • Bring sugar and water just to a boil and cook just until sugar is dissolved; about 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour sugar syrup into a glass container.
  • Add the tequila and orange liqueur and let cool slightly.
  • Arrange the watermelon slices in a single layer in two large baking dishes.
  • Pour the simple syrup over the watermelon slices and refrigerate until cold; at least 1 hour.
  • Flip the watermelon over every 30 minutes.
  • Remove the watermelon from the syrup, and either arrange for serving from a platter or on single serving plates. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the melon and lightly sprinkle with the salt..


Serving: 18