Grilled Watermelon Frozen Margaritas

The summer's best fruit grilled, and turned into a margarita!
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Matthew Cetta


For the Balsamic Reduction

  • 1 Cup Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

For the Margaritas

  • 1/4 Watermelon
  • 1 Cup Tequila
  • 1/2 Cup Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Triple Sec
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup
  • Ice Cubes


For the Balsamic Reduction

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add 1 cup of chocolate balsamic and bring to a boil. Simmer until reduced by 1/4 and slightly syrupy (about 2-3 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.

For The Margaritas

  1. Heat a grill over high heat. Slice the watermelon and grill the slices for 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a rimmed cookie sheet and allow to cool. Cut watermelon into cubes and discard any accumulated water.
  2. Add 2 cups cubed watermelon into a blender. Add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and agave syrup. Fill blender with ice and puree until smooth.
  3. Pour into margarita glasses and top with droplets of balsamic reduction. Garnish with a small slice of grilled watermelon.

Recipe Notes

You will have leftover balsamic reduction. Save it and drizzle it on anything you make in the future.
Salting the rim is optional and it was not to my taste, but if you like a salted rim then more power to you.