Watermelon Cucumber Tequila Cooler Recipe | PBS Food

Watermelon Cucumber Tequila Cooler

watermelon cucumber cooler

Get ready for summer with this rejuvenating watermelon cucumber tequila cooler. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)


Yield: Serves 2

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  • 1 (three-pound) seedless watermelon, diced 
  • 1/4 English cucumber or 1 Persian cucumber, peeled 
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 4 ounces tequila 
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar


  1. Line a baking sheet with a sheet of plastic wrap (the watermelon will stick to parchment!). Transfer the cubed watermelon to the baking sheet. Stick it in the freezer to chill for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. 
  2. After the watermelon is pretty much frozen, add the watermelon to a blender, along with the cucumber, lime juice, tequila and agave nectar. Blend until turn into a slushy texture. Give it a taste and add more agave nectar to your liking. This will actually depend on how sweet your watermelon is. Mine was totally happy with 1 teaspoon of agave nectar. 
  3. Rim the glasses with a bit of salt. Or you can garnish with some watermelon slices. Divide amongst two glasses. 
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