Tried & True – Watermelon Tequila Cocktail

Credit: life with lulu

Bobbly Flay Watermelon Tequila Cocktail is tried & true.

Tried out this Bobbly Flay Watermelon Tequila Cocktail as the signature cocktail for a BBQ I hosted at our house. We loved it! It’s such a great summer cocktail and is not too heavy or sweet.

We made a number of adjustments from the original recipe, so I included my instructions below. If you’d like to try out the original recipe, just click the link & it will direct you to Bobby Flay’s original recipe.


1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
8 cups diced seedless watermelon
1/4 cup lime juice
3/4 cup fresh mint leaves (lightly packed)
2 cups tequila blanco
Optional – fresh blueberries for garnish


*We cut extra watermelon chunks and froze them to use as watermelon ice cubes/garnish as well.

  1. Make your simple syrup. If you have one premade, skip this step.
    Use a small sauce pan to bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved – about 1min. Let cool.
  2. Puree the watermelon chunks in a blender in batches. Use a strainer to strain the juice out of the puree.
    We kept the pulp and put it into an ice cube tray in the freezer to make watermelon ice cubes.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the blueberries and mint.
    The blueberries weren’t looking too hot at the 2 grocery stores I tried, so we skipped them entirely.
  4. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  5. Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.
Credit: life with lulu

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