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Tequila Soaked Watermelon

Updated on February 17, 2013
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As human beings, the majority of us like to eat fruit. Fruits such as pineapples, apples, grapes, oranges, kiwi, strawberries, bananas, and especially watermelon. I've figured out a way to add a little flavor to that watermelon that your use to. Here below is a quick and easy way that requires a bit of cooking to turn your watermelon into something more than just nutritous fruit that benefits the body.


Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4


  • 1 small watermelon, quartered, 1 in thick wedges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 2 limes, wedges
  • Sea or Coarse Salt
  1. Arrange watermelon into two 9 x 13 in. baking dishes.
  2. Bring sugar, water, and Triple Sec to a boil into a saucepan. Cook and stir until the sugar dissolves, about a minute. After this mixture cools add the tequila if you want more alcohol in the watermelon, if not then add the tequila while you were boiling the sugar, water, and Triple Sec. I say this because alcohol tends to dissolve more, when you add heat to it, losing the alcohol taste.
  3. After this mixture has cooled, pour the syrup mixture over the watermelon wedges.
  4. Then refigerate for at least 45 minutes.
  5. Remove wedges from the syrup and put onto a platter.
  6. Squeeze lime over the melon and season with salt.


Here is another way to make this delicious watermelon into something more. The first step is to cut the watermelon into cube shaped sizes instead of wedges and to take off the rind completely. After you do the mixture above and it has cooled, you can add a 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice. Then soak the watermelon for an hour instead of 45 mins. After this step, you put popsicle sticks into the watermelon and put it into the freezer for an hour. Then take it out and enjoy!


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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @thelma alberts yes i think that you should try it, ive heard that its delicious

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Very interesting. I have never eaten watermelon soaked in tequila. I might try it one day. Thanks for sharing.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @dwachira Im glad you enjoyed this recipe and I hope you use it in the future

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @Spongy0llama yeah it's a great idea for any occasion especially with spring approaching

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      Jake Brannen 5 years ago from Canada

      Sounds like a fun idea for any one of my social gatherings. Perhaps it will become a summer staple if it really flies with my guests. Thank you for this innovative idea.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi torrilynn,

      I would like to try this Tequila Soaked Watermelon recipe mostly because i like Watermelons, they serve plenty of water plus they are not very sugary. Voted up, useful, pinned and shared.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @RandyM. Thanks for the twist on my hub that Im sure others would love to use as well.

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      Randy McLaughlin 5 years ago from Liberia, Costa Rica

      I like rum and watermelon. I just cut a wedge-shaped hole in it and pour in the rum, doing it several times until no more is taken up. Cool it and eat it! Yum!

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @shin_rocka04 thanks for the feedback and i never would have thought to use agave. Also thanks for sharing this with others.

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      Great post. Never had tequila and watermelon. I would imagine it's a lot more flavorful with the agave rather than a vodka. I wonder if using a simple syrup or agave nectar would bring out even more flavor. Great post. Sharing it, pinning it, and voting this up!

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @redberrysky thanks for the positive feedback and i hope you try it soon

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      Redberry Sky 5 years ago

      Sounds like a delicious fun snack for a summer's party, looking forward to trying it out when the weather warms up :)

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @DDE thanks i decided to add something different to the fruit to provide a different flavor that everyone is use to

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting thought for tequila you have such ca creative idea for the juicy melon.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @peggyw thanks i never knew there was someone who didn't like watermelon :) . Thanks for your comment i appreciate your feedback

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      My husband is one of the few people I know who does not like watermelon. He much prefers other types of melons. This is an interesting hub. I would never have thought to add liquor to watermelon. The lime juice would add another flavor dimension. Thanks for your recipe.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @au fait thanks for your positive feedback im glad you liked my recipe

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      This is a very interesting recipe. I like recipes that are quick and easy, which this is, and this one has 'star' appeal too. I can see how this would add pizzaz to a warm summer evening. Voted up and going to share this with my followers.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @rasta1 thanks and it surely is very different

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Very interesting. This is something different.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @mackyi thanks for your comment and yes i agree that watermelon is a fruit that just about everyone enjoys

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      mackyi 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this watermelon recipe torrilynn. I can hardly think of a person I know who doesn't like watermelon! Hey, and guess what - summer is coming up soon; I might have to give your recipe a try. -:)

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      @carol7777 thanks and i love watermelon as well

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I love watermelon, so I have got to love this. Great recipe.


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