After a long hard day of homeschool on a hot summer day, there’s nothing like a little watermelon margarita mocktail to help cool things down. This is a very simple recipe that can be whipped up in a flash. The best part is that the kids can enjoy it too!
Watermelon Margarita Mocktail Recipe
A mocktail is just a fun way to say fake cocktails. This recipe is non alcoholic and that’s how I can have my kids enjoy a simple refreshing drink. The recipe below serves 4 people. If you want to serve more, you’ll have to return to 3rd grade math and make that happen.
- 4 Cups seedless watermelon
- 4 lime wedges
- 4 tablespoons of agave nectar
- 4oz flavored seltzer or tonic water
- 1/4 cup lime juice
This watermelon margarita mocktail recipe is so easy to remember because all of the quantities have the number 4. I doubt anyone wants 4 cups of lime juice, so just know that you only need 1/4 to make this simple watermelon margarita mocktail recipe.
I also include my suggestions for substitutions that I think could work, but have not tried out myself. If you try this recipe with your own substitutions, I’d love to hear about it.
Fresh lime juice can be substituted with bottled lime juice, but I would not switch limes for lemons in this case. Lemons have a much stronger acidity and will turn your mixed drink into a flavored lemonade.
That actually doesn’t sound too bad, but let’s stay as close to a margarita as possible for this recipe.
Health Benefits of Watermelon
Watermelon has many health benefits beyond being extremely hydrating. It has many vitamins and mineral compounds including A, B6, and C. It also can help lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.
When the doctors found my kidney tumor at 5 months pregnant, the only thing I felt comfortable eating was watermelon for about 1 week. This is not medical advice, but my kidney ceased to ache and I was able to hold off the operation for almost a year.
I eventually had a nephrectomy and my right kidney was removed. Having time to bond with my baby, so I ate very healthy to buy myself more time. I think it worked.
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The watermelon margarita mocktail calls for 1/4 cup of lime juice. Use a bottled brand to save time, but I used fresh squeezed limes for my recipe.
The added nutrients make the batch extra special, but there’s no judgment from me. I’m a very busy homeschool mom with a blog, 2 kids, and a husband. I get it.
The watermelon in this recipe is blended not juiced. That means that the pulp is being digested with the juice which helps your body process the sugar content more slowly.
Limes contain less than 2g of sugar per lime.
What About Agave?
I’m using light agave nectar for this mixed drink recipe because although it does have a higher sugar content than table sugar and some other sweeteners, I believe it has other health benefits. If you are concerned about using agave, then please replace it with a sweetener of your choice.
A simple syrup or maple syrup, could be a good substitute for agave too. I have included the nutrition facts for agave nectar.
I personally do not have many concerns with high sugar content other than trying to maintain my weight. It’s a good idea to avoid large quantities of sugar though on a daily basis.
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- Combine watermelon, agave (or other sweetener), and lime juice in a blender. I love my red vitamix because it can handle any job and crushes ice.
- Add any flavor seltzer to a pitcher or container of your choice.
- Add blended watermelon mixture into a pitcher with seltzer, stir.
- (optional) Create a salt rim using a wet paper towel in a bowl, alongside a bowl of coarse salt. Dip once in each to create the salt rim.
- Add a few cubes of ice to 4 cups or glasses
- Pour equal amounts into each cup
- Garnish with a slice of watermelon, lime, or both!
Easy, peasy, lime squeazy!
This recipe could also work with club soda or ginger ale, however keep in mind that you’re also adding much more sugar to the mix. If you keep the agave in there, the sugar content will shoot through the roof!
My oldest Benjamin wanted to try pineapple juice or chunks for the next time we make this recipe. If we do that and it works out great, then I’ll be sure to share it with you all.
I hope you enjoyed my spin on one of many classic cocktails.
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