The Story Behind The The Watermelon Margarita Recipe

There are few things more refreshing in the hot, summer sun than a slice of watermelon. Bubby’s, an American restaurant and bar in Manhattan, adds the fruit to its classic Margarita, plus a dash of sea salt to bring out its sweetness.


  • ½ ounce agave syrup (2:1)
  • ½ ounce Cointreau
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce watermelon juice
  • 1 ½ ounces tequila
  • Watermelon slice for garnish


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well and strain over ice in a rocks or Margarita glass with half-salted rim.
  3. Add watermelon slice to garnish.

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Updated: 2019-08-02

The Bubby’s Watermelon Margarita Recipe