Margarita Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon | Dash of Jazz

Margarita-Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

*The subject of this post is intended for readers 21 years of age and older.

I will go ahead and say that I am not really that into watermelon. I mean, it’s better than cantaloupe for sure but I don’t typically keep it in my fridge unless I’m entertaining. A few weeks ago, I cut up and chilled one for a few folks that came over the Memorial Day weekend and it was really popular–extremely juicy and super sweet. I even enjoyed a few slices myself. I needed a contribution for a pool party about a week after that and this got my wheels turning.

Margarita Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon | Dash of Jazz

This margarita-infused watermelon is an almost effortless boozy snack that you’ll definitely want to try for your next cookout, pool party, picnic or whatever. Ice cold watermelon is the ultimate summertime snack and adding this easy twist will make it even more popular at a gathering. The recipe calls for a bit of fresh mint, which is optional but adds a refreshing twist that I recommend you try. It might even combat tequila breath? I can’t make any promises. Along with the recipe, below are 5 simple tips for picking the perfect watermelon regardless of how you intend to enjoy it.

How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

  1. Thump it. Then listen. The sound should be hollow.
  2. Look for the “field” spot. This is where the melon sat on the ground while growing and it should be yellow to golden orange in color.
  3. Look for brown “webbing” on the skin of the melon. It may not be pretty but is a sign of more pollination when the melon was a flower and, thus, more sweetness.
  4. Look at the “tail” or remnant of the vine. It should be brown. A green one indicates the melon was picked too early.
  5. Hold it. The melon should feel heavy for its size.

I hope these tips help you pick a few winners this summer. Whether or not this margarita-infused watermelon is your speed, you might also want to try out one of the boozy summertime creations just below. Thanks for reading!

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Margarita Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon | Dash of Jazz

Margarita Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon | Dash of Jazz

Margarita Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon | Dash of Jazz

Margarita Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon | Dash of Jazz

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Margarita-Infused Watermelon
Margarita Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon | Dash of Jazz
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Margarita Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon | Dash of Jazz
Instructions
  1. Arrange watermelon in a single layer on a baking pan.
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a bowl until sugar is completely dissolved then pour over watermelon.
  3. Refrigerate at least one hour up to overnight (the longer the better). Serve cold.
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18 Comments

  1. I love watermelon, especially in the summertime. It’s such a nice and crashing treat. I also have a very strong sweet tooth, so this is a great way to satisfy that craving in a healthy way. Watermelon & mint go good together! Now I just need to try it with the alcohol 😜

    1. I agree! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. This is genius!! My mouth was watering just looking at your photos!! I LOVE watermelon – what a cute idea for the summer holidays! (Or just because!) Haha, have a great week!! XO

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  3. This is such a cool idea for a summer appetizer! They look delicious 🙂

  4. This sounds like the perfect summer weekend snack. Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Great tips on choosing the perfect watermelon! I love infusing mine too 🙂

  6. This is the perfect combination for summer! Perfect for a day on the beach!

  7. babiestobookworms

    This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try this at a picnic this summer!

  8. I DO love watermelon and I love the idea of infusing it and turning it into a party food. This looks perfect for the next get-together. Beautiful pics too!

    1. Thanks so much.

  9. onesharpmamablog

    I’ve seen this a couple times but never tried it! This makes it look nice and Easy. Just in time for the heat of the summer and pool parties

    1. Yes, it’s very easy to do! Thanks for reading.

  10. Honestly, I’ll take any fruit infused with margarita, lol! But watermelon is absolutely refreshing! I love the idea! This is perfect for Summer! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  11. now this is freaking awesome!

  12. Wow, this sounds amazing! I love watermelon! 🙂

  13. I’m always down for drinks with real fruits in it… makes it feel less fat LOL

  14. Watermelon and tequila – sold!!!!

  15. This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it this summer!!

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