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Fizzy Watermelon Paloma

This Fizzy Watermelon Paloma is my new go-to beverage! It’s so refreshing and feels like Summer in a glass! 

Course cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword easy paloma, paloma, watermelon cocktail, watermelon cocktails
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Haylie


  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 cup diced watermelon, blended and strained through a mesh strainer (use about 1/2 cup worth for the drink)
  • 1/2 lime, squeezed
  • 2-3 tbsp of simple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • Lime seltzer + mint to garnish
  • salt for the rim (optional)


  1. Add chunks of watermelon to a high powered blender. Blend until it becomes juice. Then strain it through a mesh strainer into a jar. Set aside.

  2. Coat the rim of the glass using a lime wedge and then dip the rim in salt (or sugar!)

  3. Add crushed ice to the glass, followed by about 1/2 cup of the watermelon juice. Add 2 oz of tequila and 1/2 of a lime and simple syrup. Mix together with a cocktail spoon. Taste and adjust seasoning - if you want it sweeter, add more syrup, more tart add more lime etc.

  4. Top with fizzy lime seltzer and garnish with mint. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To make homemade simple syrup, add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pot on the stove on medium heat - stir and cook until the sugar dissolves into the water - it shouldn't take long at all! 

Store the watermelon juice leftovers in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge for 1-2 days.