Watermelon Daiquiri

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Recipe: #40382

March 24, 2023

"Be sure to use fresh watermelon juice. The salted rim may make it sound like a margarita, but believe me, it's a rum drink!"

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (372.2 g)
  • Calories 232.2
  • Total Fat - 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 12.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 0.5 g
  • Calcium - 28.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put the watermelon chunks in a blender and process until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. It should make about 3/4 cups of watermelon juice (enough for 4 drinks). Refrigerate.

Step 2

Squeeze the lime to make the juice, but don't discard the rind. Use the rind to rub around the rim of a chilled coupe glass.

Step 3

Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full of ice. Place the white rum, lime juice, agave syrup and 3 tablespoons of watermelon juice in the shaker. Shake until combined and frosty, about 15 seconds. Strain into the prepared glass.

Step 4

Garnish with a watermelon slice.


  • Cocktail shaker

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Make sure to use fresh watermelon chunks for the best flavor.
  • If you don't have simple syrup or agave syrup, you can substitute honey for a slightly different flavor.

  • Substitute honey for the agave syrup - Honey is a great substitute for agave syrup, as it has a similar sweetness and a slightly more robust flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that honey is a more natural sweetener than agave syrup, so it can be a healthier option for those looking for a natural sweetener.
  • Substitute vodka for the rum - Vodka is a great substitute for rum, as it has a similar flavor and can be used in many of the same cocktails. The benefit of this substitution is that it can give the daiquiri a slightly different flavor profile and make it more versatile.

Coconut Watermelon Daiquiri Replace the white rum with coconut rum, and the simple syrup with coconut syrup. Add 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract to the shaker before shaking.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Avocado Basil Sauce - This dish is a great accompaniment to the Watermelon Daiquiri, as the sweetness of the sauce complements the light and refreshing taste of the drink. The shrimp also adds a savory flavor that will help balance out the cocktail.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa: This sweet and tangy salsa is the perfect accompaniment to the Watermelon Daiquiri. The pineapple adds a fruity flavor that complements the daiquiri, while the lime juice and cilantro provide a zesty kick that helps to balance out the sweetness.


Q: How much watermelon juice is needed for this recipe?

A: About 3/4 cup of watermelon juice is needed for this recipe, which is enough for 4 drinks.

Q: What other ingredients are needed for this recipe?

A: In addition to watermelon juice, this recipe also requires lime juice, simple syrup, and sparkling water.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The Watermelon Daiquiri is believed to have originated in Cuba in the 1940s. It was popularized by Ernest Hemingway, who was a big fan of the drink.

Fun Fact 2: The Watermelon Daiquiri is a favorite of many celebrities, including Rihanna, who has been known to enjoy the drink while on vacation.