Boozy Watermelon Coconut Refresher


Oh man, you need to find the nearest pool on the sunniest day and you need to make yourself one of these.  Maybe three.  You need to sit back, feel the sun hitting your skin, notice a breeze and take a sip.  You will be transported.  You’ll think you’re on a tropical island and happiness will start to overwhelm you.  I promise.  You’ll also fall in love with tequila all over again, a love affair that if you’re not careful can get you into trouble but shouldn’t be neglected.  Oh yes, oh yes indeed.  SUMMER!!!  xx- Sarah  {this post was produced in collaboration with Sarah Dickenson for A House in the Hills}

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Boozy Watermelon Coconut Refresher

Yield: 4 cocktails

Boozy Watermelon Coconut Refresher


  • 2 full cups watermelon, cubed
  • 12 oz coconut water
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 lime cut into wheels
  • sugar
  • simple syrup


  • Place watermelon cubes in blender, pulse 5-10 seconds until pureed, set aside.
  • In a large shaker muddle, coconut water and lime wedges.
  • Add ice and tequila to shaker, shake for 10-20 seconds.
  • Pour simple syrup and sugar onto two separate small plates.
  • Dip rim of glass in simple syrup and then into sugar to make sugar rim. Repeat for all glasses.
  • Fill glasses with ice.
  • Strain contents of shaker evenly into glasses.
  • Fill remainder of glass with watermelon puree, stir gently.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel.


1 cup of cubed watermelon makes just under 1 cup watermelon puree.

Additional simple syrup may be used to sweeten cocktail as desired.

There may be additional watermelon puree depending on size of glassware used.


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  1. Kelly|

    Ha! These watermelon drinks are so popular! I posted one on my blog a couple days ago too.. similar but no booze! I hope you don’t mind, I added a link to yours 🙂