Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch
Total Time
10 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

In Mexico, a refresco is typically a very sweet bottled soda. Take the concept of a refreshing fizzy drink to a more delicious place with this tall, cooling watermelon cocktail--a less sweet soda with a kick.

How to Make It

Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed watermelon into a sieve over a large bowl, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids. Combine 3 cups watermelon juice, tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, and salt in a pitcher; stir with a whisk. Gently stir in club soda. Serve over ice with lime wedges.

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Ratings & Reviews

HipMominIndiana's Review

August 06, 2014
Great summer cocktail! Not too sweet--doesn't taste strongly of alcohol. Very satisfying & refreshing cocktail. Margarita lovers might not find this sweet enough but my husband and I loved it! I found Tsamma brand fresh watermelon juice at The Fresh Market & used that. 3 cups (2- 24oz bottles) was perfect.

charlottemama2's Review

June 21, 2014
There wasn't much flavor or fizz to this, I added the full amount of club soda and then added some diet 7-up after pouring over ice. It helped, but think this one still Ned's work!

Wybigoo's Review

May 29, 2014
Made this on Memorial Day exactly as written and it was delicious! I liked the bubbles but my husband preferred it without the club soda. I made a variation 2 nights ago with rum instead of tequila and it, too, was very good.

schrack1976's Review

May 24, 2014
Just made a batch using exact recipe. It is the PERFECT poolside drink! The watermelon and lime juice are refreshing and not too sweet, and the hint of salt makes it addictive - tequila and salt - a marriage made in heaven! Pour over a tall glass of ice and enjoy!