Backyard BBQ

The Grilled Watermelon Margarita From Cointreau

June 26, 2020
1 Ratings
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 1 cocktail
Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Cointreau. Need to stock up your bar cart? You can buy Cointreau on Drizly here. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce grilled watermelon syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  1. To make grilled watermelon syrup: Cut watermelon into slices and grill until both sides of the watermelon have grill marks.
  2. After letting cool, blend with simple syrup (1:1) and then fine strain.
  3. Add all ingredients to shaker with ice.
  4. Shake and fine strain over ice into Tajin-salted rocks glass. (3:1 Tajin to kosher salt)
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

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1 Review

andrea S. July 4, 2020
This turned out quite good, with 2 1/2 oz of the watermelon syrup. (With 1/2 oz, the drink had no watermelon flavor and was just an alcohol bomb) We'd definitely make it again.