The Party Starter (Watermelon Tequila Cocktail)

The Party Starter (Watermelon Tequila Cocktail)Recipe
Iain Bagwell
For a nonalcoholic version, skip the tequila and add a little water to help blend the mixture.


Serves 8

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Freeze: 3 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 205
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Protein 1.2 g
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 2.6 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 seedless watermelon (about 6 lbs.)
3/4 cup lemon juice
2 cups silver (also called blanco) tequila


1. Cut melon into chunks and discard rind. Purée chunks in batches in a food processor. Pour mixture through a strainer into a bowl. Pour 4 cups into another bowl; whisk in lemon juice. Save any remaining watermelon juice for another use. Pour juice mixture into 4 ice cube trays* and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.

2. Make drinks: Whirl half the watermelon cubes in a food processor until broken up, then add 1 cup tequila and whirl until blended. Pour into a pitcher and repeat with remaining ingredients.

*A standard ice cube tray has 14 cube slots.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per drink.