Backyard BBQ

The Grilled Watermelon Margarita From Cointreau

June 26, 2020
4 Stars
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

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 1 cocktail
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce grilled watermelon syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
In This Recipe
  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.