Cucumber Watermelon Margaritas for a Summery Happy Hour

There’s nothing quite like a slice (or a quarter) of a juicy watermelon in the summertime. The only way to top that refreshing slice? Cucumber Watermelon Margaritas! This post is sponsored by Healthyish Foods, but all opinions and watermelon drips are my own. 

Cucumber Watermelon Margaritas //

What my summer days have been recently: 

Grocery Shopping. Cooking in a frenzy. Packing. Schlepping. Unpacking. Food styling until laaaaate into the night. Returning home late, pecking at one of the eight dishes I’ve cooked. Crashing into bed. Waking up somewhat early. Grocery Shopping, and the cycle repeats alllllllll while listening obsessively to the podcast, My Favorite Murder! Any murderinos out there? Raise your emoji hands!

What my summer days have not been:

Poolside hangs. Beach trips. Movies under the stars. Summer arts festivals. Flea markets… basically, all the summery fun things.  

Cucumber Watermelon Margaritas //

In short, I’ve been sacrificing a LOT of my summer to work on a very BIG project that is near and dear to my heart. I’m not complaining, and I promise, I’ll stop with the cryptic references and talk about it all very soon. But for this little window of time, let’s just sip a bit of summer in the form of a Cucumber Watermelon Margarita with a side of cake and let the rest of adulting slip away. Sound good?  

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For a complementary cake pairing, try Healthyish Foods‘ organic Tangy Lemon Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting, fresh strawberries and another sprig of fresh mint, or try topping your cake with homemade strawberry compote. The extra sweetness of the strawberries balances the cooler, more refreshing notes of the Cucumber Watermelon Margaritas. 

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Happy happy hour, friends!

Cucumber Watermelon Margaritas

About this Cocktail: Made by blending fresh cucumber and watermelon, this cocktail is one part smoothie, so it’s not exaggerating to say we’re having happy hour the healthyish way. Simply blend watermelon and cucumber slices to your desired balance. Make some extra while you’re at it, so you can whip up round number two of these Cucumber Watermelon Margaritas with ease.

Serves: 1


1  1/2 ounces tequila
1/2 ounce cointreau
1/2 cup cucumber watermelon juice
Juice of half a lime
1 cups ice
Margarita Salt or Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Seasoning


watermelon slice
fresh mint sprig


Run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip in salt. Fill the glass with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, cointreau, cucumber watermelon juice and lime juice. Shake to combine. Strain the cocktail over the prepared glass and garnish with a watermelon slice and fresh mint.


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jeff the Chef

    This is one serious-looking cocktail! I do hope you manage to have at least a little bit of summer fun before the season’s over. It goes by so quickly, and takes forever to come around again.

    1. Quelcy Kogel

      Thanks Jeff! I’ve been squeezing in a few summery adventures and have some travel coming up that I’m excited about. Time to play!

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