Summer has arrived. It's one of my favorite times of the year because it brings the obvious things like sunshine, warmer temperatures and weekends full of fun. Most importantly, though, summer has always been about family and friends. Getting together with people we love over delicious food and drink. So in celebration of summer and lots of get-togethers, I thought I'd share a unique recipe for Strawberry Watermelon Margaritas. You're going to love these!

Strawberry Margaritas in Mini Watermelons | Inspired by Charm

What makes this particular cocktail so wonderful (besides the amazing flavor combination) is the way it’s served. When I found these adorable mini-watermelons, I knew they were destined for greatness. After using the inside of this sweet fruit for the cocktail, I put the outer rind to use as a bowl. Who doesn’t want a cocktail the size of a small watermelon?

Mini Watermelon Strawberry Margaritas with Straws | Inspired by Charm

Shari's Berries Dipped Strawberries with Strawberry Watermelon Margaritas | Inspired by Charm

This drink takes a little advance preparation, but I promise it’s not difficult and totally worth it. As I note in the recipe below, you’ll want to scoop the flesh out of the watermelon and freeze it and the rind before getting your recipe started. On these hot summer days, the colder the better.

Shari's Berries Swizzled Strawberries | Inspired by Charm

You could just sip on these frozen libations by themselves; however, I think some chocolate-dipped strawberries make them even better. These dipped swizzled strawberries are one of my favorites.

Strawberry Watermelon Margaritas paired with Shari's Berries Swizzled Strawberries | Inspired by Charm

Let me show you how to whip up a pair of these delicious margaritas.

Strawberry Watermelon Margarita Recipe from Inspired by Charm

Strawberry Watermelon Margaritas

Ingredients:

1 small watermelon
2 cups strawberries, frozen
3/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup triple sec
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
Lime slices for garnish

Directions:

Begin by preparing your watermelon. Cut the watermelon in half; then carefully remove the flesh from each half. Freeze the flesh and the rind separately for several hours or overnight.

In a blender, combine the watermelon, strawberries, tequila, triple sec, sugar and lime juice. Blend until smooth.

Pour into your watermelon rind bowls and garnish with a lime slice and straw. Sip and enjoy!

Strawberry Watermelon Margaritas | Inspired by Charm

Once your watermelon is prepared, these are a breeze to make. If you need to make a larger batch, you can certainly use a large watermelon and serve these in glasses. I promise they will be just as amazing.

Strawberry Watermelon Margaritas | Inspired by Charm

Cheers and have a fabulous summer!

Michael Wurm, Jr. is the blogger behind the widely popular lifestyle blog, Inspired by Charm, where he shares his love and tips for a decorated life. Whether it’s ideas for easy decorating, a delicious recipe, entertaining inspiration, or a unique DIY project, his goal is to provide the tools and ideas for everyone to live a happy, colorful life.