Watermelon Tequila Punch

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The end is near (as far as summer goes) and there’s no better way to go out with a bang, than this Watermelon Tequila Punch!!

Watermelon Tequila Punch from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

If you saw on my instagram yesterday, I’m full steam ahead with the watermelon situation! I’ve been picking one up from the farm every week and I can’t get enough. And because we need a little more excitement in our lives than just cubes of watermelon…. let’s make a Watermelon Tequila Punch!

How to make large batch cocktails?

Batch cocktails are just large format drinks that you can make ahead of time and chill in the fridge so you can refill your glass as needed. Everything typically goes into a blender or pitcher, mixed up and then chilled. Just be sure to give it a stir before serving!

How long do batch cocktails last?

I’d make it fresh for that day unless we’re talking sangria. If it’s sangria, you can let it sit for a few days.

What type of Tequila should I use?

Blanco Blanco Blanco when it comes to tequila and most cocktails. Typically, the lighter tequilas, which have not been aged in barrels as long, do not have as strong and intense flavors of caramel and or vanilla. They lean towards more refreshing lighter fruity flavors which go great to accent the contents in your cocktail. The Anejos and Repasados are more for sipping on their own.

What are the best make ahead cocktails?

Watermelon Tequila Punch from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Watermelon Tequila Punch

4.5 from 2 votes
The most summer-y cocktail there is! Watermelon Tequila Punch with plenty and lime and mint to make it extra refreshing!
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people+


  • 2 pounds baby watermelon (seeds removed as needed)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups mint leaves, plus sprigs for serving
  • 1 750-ml bottle tequila blanco
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • lime wheels or wedges for serving


  • Remove the watermelon rind and discard.
  • Purée watermelon flesh and honey in a blender until smooth. Add mint and blend on low for about 10 seconds (don’t overprocess). Let sit for 15 minutes, then strain into a pitcher. Whisk in tequila and lime juice. Taste and adjust honey if needed. Chill until cold, at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours
  • Pour punch into ice-filled rocks glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and lime wheels


  1. Question: do you think I could make the watermelon and honey puree 2-3 days ahead of time and chill or freeze? I want to make for a bachelorette party next weekend but will be prepping lots of other foods in the 2 days leading up to this. And since it’s at a cottage I don’t want to bring the blender.

  2. 4 stars
    Made this last night and it was universally too strong. Loved it otherwise. Next time will go with half the tequila and add to taste.

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