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Texas Margarita

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My Texas margarita features smooth tequila, tart orange, and sweet watermelon flavors. This easy drink instantly transports me to a warm vacation spot.

 

a margarita in a salted glass with jalapeno and garnished with a lime wedge.

Everything is better in Texas, and my Texas margarita is no exception. It adds orange and watermelon to the classic lime cocktail. I also like to add some jalapeno for a little kick. 

Love margaritas? Be sure to try our Frozen Strawberry Margaritas and Blue Margaritas next!

Perfect For

  • Father's Day
  • Pool Parties
  • Picnics/BBQs
  • Cinco De Mayo

Why I Love This Drink

  1. Flavor explosion: Lime, orange, and watermelon make this drink taste like summer.
  2. Easy: It comes together in minutes without any fancy equipment.
  3. Scaleable: You can make one for yourself or a whole pitcher for a crowd. 

a margarita on a dish towel surrounded by limes and jalapenos.

Ingredient Notes and Shopping Tips

  • Orange Juice: Use freshly squeezed orange juice if possible.
  • Margarita Mix: Look for this in your grocery store near the tonic water. You can also make your own if you'd like. 
  • Tequila: I used Jose Cuervo's Silver Tequila. It is clear and not aged for very long.
  • Watermelon Liqueur: I used DeKuyper. You can use any other fruity liquor here, too, such as orange-flavored triple sec, raspberry, or even peach.
  • Jalapeno: Optional but encouraged. This adds a hint of spice. Be sure to remove the seeds/ribs for less heat.

a jalapeno texas margarita with alcohol bottles and a cocktail shaker in the background.

How To Make a Texas Margarita 

  1. Rub a lime around the rim of your glass. Dip in salt.
  2. Combine tequila, margarita mix, orange juice, and jalapenos in a cocktail shaker. 
  3. Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with watermelon liqueur.

How Strong Is This Drink?

This drink is moderate in strength at around 30 proof and equals 1.5 standard drinks.

Tips

  1. No cocktail shaker? No problem! Use a mason jar instead.
  2. Ice: Make ice out of margarita mix to avoid watering down your drink.
  3. Serve a crowd: Multiply your ingredients by your number of guests to serve these in a pitcher.
  4. Add sugar: Don't like a salty rim? Use coarse sugar instead.
  5. Chill: Chill your glasses to keep your drinks ice cold on these hot summer days.

More Margaritas To Try

Cranberry Margaritas

Pineapple Margarita

Sangria Margarita

 

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a texas margarita topped with jalapeno, watermelon liquor,ice and a lime wedge.

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Texas Margarita

My Texas margarita features smooth tequila, tart orange, and sweet watermelon flavors. This drink instantly transports me to a warm vacation spot.
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1 Ounce Orange Juice
  • 2 ½ Ounces Margarita Mix
  • 2 Ounces Tequila
  • ½ Ounce Watermelon Liqueur
  • Sliced Jalapenos If Desired
  • Lime Wedges
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Instructions

  • Fill the glass with ice. Rum a line around the rim of your glasses. Dip in salt.
  • Shake all ingredients except the watermelon liqueur in a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour into glass. Top with watermelon liqueur. Enjoy responsibly!

Notes

Ingredient Notes and Shopping Tips
  • Orange Juice: Use freshly squeezed orange juice if possible.
  • Margarita Mix: Look for this in your grocery store near the tonic water. You can also make your own if you'd like. 
  • Tequila: I used Jose Cuervo's Silver Tequila. It is clear and not aged for very long.
  • Watermelon Liqueur: I used DeKuyper. You can use any other fruity liquor here, too, such as orange-flavored triple sec, raspberry, or even peach.
  • Jalapeno: Optional but encouraged. This adds a hint of spice. Be sure to remove the seeds/ribs for less heat.
Tips
  1. No cocktail shaker? No problem! Use a mason jar instead.
  2. Ice: Make ice out of margarita mix to avoid watering down your drink.
  3. Serve a crowd: Multiply your ingredients by your number of guests to serve these in a pitcher.
  4. Add sugar: Don't like a salty rim? Use coarse sugar instead.
  5. Chill: Chill your glasses to keep your drinks ice cold on these hot summer days.
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