Watermelon Daiquiri: The Ultimate Summer Cocktail

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When you think of summertime, one of the first cocktails that comes to mind is the Daiquiri. A Daiquiri is a simple combination of rum, lime, and sugar. Its simplicity is refreshing, making it the perfect palette to add fruits of your choice, especially on a hot summer day! While we all know about Strawberry Daiquiris, how about using our favorite summertime fruit to enhance this classic cocktail? Enter the Watermelon Daiquiri!

frozen watermelon daiquiri with watermelon slice garnish

The History of Daiquiris

Daiquiris have been around since the 1940s and are one of the most well-known rum cocktails ever created. They have been a choice for greats like John F. Kennedy and Ernest Hemingway, long before bartenders started adding sweet fruits.

The addition of fruits like strawberries, peaches, mango, and of course, watermelon came later, but thank goodness for whoever thought of it!

A frozen Daiquiri on a hot summer day is simply unbeatable, especially once you try this watermelon version. It’s over-the-top delicious and just screams summer!

Why Watermelon?

Watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit.

Its high water content and natural sweetness make it perfect for cocktails.

Using freshly pureed watermelon and frozen watermelon cubes enhances the flavor and gives the drink a perfect consistency.

This extra step takes your Daiquiri from good to amazing.

How to Make a Perfect Watermelon Daiquiri

The trick to making this extra delicious is to use freshly pureed watermelon and to freeze cubes of melon. This only takes a minute to cut up, but you should freeze it for at least four hours.

The addition of the frozen cubes and a little ice gives you the perfect consistency for a nice frozen cocktail.

So, if you plan on relaxing on Saturday, cut up your watermelon on Friday and throw it in the freezer so it’s ready when you need it!

Step-by-Step Recipe

  1. Prepare Your Watermelon: Cut up a large seedless watermelon. Freeze some cubes for at least four hours.
  2. Make the Watermelon Puree: Blend a portion of the watermelon to create a fresh puree.
  3. Blend the Ingredients: In a blender, combine the frozen watermelon cubes, watermelon puree, rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, a squeeze of agave nectar, and about 2 cups of ice.
  4. Blend Until Smooth: Blend until the mixture is thick and frozen.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Pour into a glass and enjoy your refreshing Watermelon Daiquiri!
watermelon daiquiri with watermelon slice garnish and green straw


So, head to the market and get yourself a big seedless watermelon. Fill up the pool, fire up that blender, and enjoy the hot and lazy days of summer with this fabulous cocktail in hand.

Cheers to the Watermelon Daiquiri! This special summertime sipper is sure to become a favorite. Enjoy!

Watermelon Daiquiri

Summertime in a glass! Frozen Watermelon, Rum, Lime Juice and Watermelon Puree with a bit of Agave Nectar all whipped up into a crazy yummy summertime adult slurpee!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Drinks


  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Tray to freeze Watermelon Cubes


  • 1/2 Seedless Watermelon cut into one inch cubes on a pan lined in parchment Freeze for at least 4 hours


  • 2 Cups Frozen Watermelon Cubes
  • 2z Cups Ice
  • 3 Oz White Rum
  • 3 Oz Lime Juice Juice from 4 Limes
  • 3 Oz Watermelon Puree Bullet Blender filled with watermelon and Pureed – about 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 TB Agave Nectar


  • Chop and Freeze cubes of Watermelon
  • While Watermelon is freezing chop 2 cups watermelon and Puree in blender until smooth – put in sealed jar and refrigerate until using so it's cold for making the cocktail
  • Add frozen Watermelon, Watermelon Puree, Rum, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar and 2 cups of ice in Blender
  • Blend until slushy
  • Serve in bowl glass with a watermelon slice as a garnish
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