You only need three ingredients and five minutes to make this low-calorie tequila and watermelon cocktail!   You can also multiply the recipe to make a punch for the whole summer party to enjoy.

Pouring Champagne into a single tequila drink with watermelon for an adult beverage.

I have been anxiously waiting to tell you all about this watermelon cocktail and how it was created!!

The invention of this watermelon tequila fizz took place on July 4th, 2017.

A hand holding a watermelon drink made with tequila and Champagne with a slice of watermelon on the side.

Cohl and I were at my mom’s river property with our friends Matt & Taylor.  We only brought a few snacks and drinks to enjoy while basking in the sun, and one of these snacks was a beautifully ripe watermelon.

Taylor told us that she has broken open many spaghetti squash by dropping them onto the ground in a trash bag.  This squash-in-a-bag trick would result in a perfectly cracked-open spaghetti squash!

The boys decided to take this idea a step further and instead of dropping our watermelon onto the ground they wanted to throw it onto the ground… from the top of a tree!!

The top of a glass of gluten-free Watermelon Tequila Fizz with Champagne for a sweet summer treat.

My phone was too far away for my reconstructed ACL knee to get to, otherwise I would have a few pictures for proof of this hilarious insanity.

Matt climbed up to the first branch of a tree with a little instruction from Cohl on the ground.  The three of us waited anxiously to see what would happen.

Matt did not toss the watermelon down.  Oh no… that would be too simple.  Matt wound up the watermelon, bundled up quite loosely in a grocery bag, and then hurled it at the ground from a good 15 feet up.  You can only imagine what happened to that already almost-too-ripe watermelon.

Instead of the clean, neat wedges we were imagining, the grocery bag was full of watermelon mush.  What were we going to do with all of this juicy watermelon?!… Make a watermelon cocktail with the tequila and champagne we brought!

One glass of gluten-free watermelon cocktail made with Tequila and Champagne for a summer party.

Since we did not have any cups or spoons with us, Cohl and Matt improvised and used a pocket knife and a plastic water bottle with the top cut off to mix up their watermelon cocktail.

They added a good bit of watermelon mush, a splash or two of tequila, and then topped it off with the sparkling wine we brought.

The boys’ watermelon cocktail was absolutely delicious!!

Two glasses of a tequila cocktail recipe with a slice of watermelon for an easy drink.

In the directions below I show you how to make four individual 10-12 ounce glasses of these watermelon cocktails.

Want to Make this Watermelon Cocktail for a Party?

If you would like to make this watermelon tequila fizz for a party, simply double or triple the recipe and combine the watermelon puree and the tequila in a pitcher.  Let your guests pour their own watermelon/tequila into a glass and then top it with an equal amount of champagne.

I would love to hear if you make this Watermelon Tequila Fizz in the comments section below!  (Or if you happen to try the watermelon-in-a-bag trick!!)

Until next time!


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Watermelon Tequila Fizz | Tequila + Watermelon Cocktail

You only need three ingredients and five minutes to make this low-calorie tequila and watermelon cocktail!   You can also multiply the recipe to make a punch for the whole summer party to enjoy.
Yield 4 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
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  • 2 cups watermelon puree about 1/2 individual watermelon
  • 1/2 cup tequila** silver
  • 2 cups sparkling wine or champagne* chilled


  • Divide watermelon puree between four 10-12 ounce glasses.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of tequila into each glass.  Give each glass a very good stir.
  • Top each glass with 1/2 cup of sparkling wine or champagne and serve immediately with a watermelon wedge.
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*If you prefer sweeter cocktails, make sure to use a sweet sparkling wine or champagne.
**Make sure to use a good tequila that you enjoy drinking for the best results!


Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 188mg, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 435IU, Vitamin C: 6.2mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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