Longhorn Steakhouse Watermelon Margarita Authentic Recipe

Updated on January 18, 2017

Rate it...

3.9 stars from 75 ratings of Longhorn's Watermelon Margarita

One Great Drink!

There's lots of websites that claim to have this recipe or that recipe. I made one of those so-called recipes for dinner last night. Needless to say, my family was a bit disappointed because it wasn't exactly what they remembered from the restaurant.

This margarita recipe is exactly what the bartenders do at the restaurant. Most bartenders don't use jiggers so their pour may be heavier or lighter than what you remember. I highly recommend you use a jigger or some other means to get your pours accurate. After you taste it, you can tweak it to your taste.


Watermelon Margaritas are a summertime favorite!
Watermelon Margaritas are a summertime favorite!
Monin Watermelon syrup makes this drink taste like real watermelon!
Monin Watermelon syrup makes this drink taste like real watermelon!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 ounce Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • 3/4 ounce Smirnoff Watermelon
  • 2 ounce Monin Watermelon syrup
  • 6 ounce sour mix
  • splash Grenadine
  • watermelon sugar, for the rim
  • sliced watermelon, garnish

Instructions

  1. Add liquors and all other ingredients to a martini-like shaker. Fill with ice. Put on shaker's lid. Shake.
  2. Wet lip of margarita glass with water and then dip into superfine sugar that is colored and flavored with a drop of Monin syrup. You'll have play with the amount... mix the sugar with a drop of syrup and then stir.
  3. Strain and pour into a glass or over ice. Enjoy!

Where to Buy the Ingredients

Most local liquor stores will carry the Don Julio Blanco tequila and the Smirnoff Watermelon. Grenadine is cherry-flavored syrup that is typically used to make drinks like Shirley Temples. I have found this item at Super Target.

The sour mix is readily available at any grocery or liquor store. If you want to cut calories, this is where you can do it by substituting a sugar-free version.

Monin Watermelon is a bit more difficult to find. Try your local liquor store first, especially if you are looking in summertime. Amazon, of course, sells it online. The link is below. The flavor is spot-on! Monin's products are worth using!


Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • my_girl_sara profile imageAUTHOR

        Cynthia Lyerly 

        7 weeks ago from Georgia

        I do not. Sorry. No longer work there

      • profile image

        Chelsea 

        7 weeks ago

        You wouldnt happen to know the recipe for the strawberry margarita with rock candy stick would you.

      • profile image

        Alyssa 

        8 weeks ago

        Do you happen to know what the brand is for the sours they use? Thank you for posting the recipe!

      • my_girl_sara profile imageAUTHOR

        Cynthia Lyerly 

        3 years ago from Georgia

        I'm not an employee there anymore so I can't. Sorry.

      • profile image

        TNFNP 

        3 years ago

        Any chance you can get the recipe for the Longhorn Black & Blue margarita? I LOVE that drink!

      • my_girl_sara profile imageAUTHOR

        Cynthia Lyerly 

        3 years ago from Georgia

        I used to work there and got the recipe directly from the bartender. Glad it worked out for you as well. Thanks for the comment!!

      • profile image

        Becca_love 

        3 years ago

        Bought all of the ingredients listed and just made my first watermelon margarita per the above instructions and it is Amazing!!! Just like at Longhorn

      • my_girl_sara profile imageAUTHOR

        Cynthia Lyerly 

        4 years ago from Georgia

        Can't wait to hear how it tastes. I used to work at Longhorn and this is the recipe the bartenders would use. Thanks for the comment.

      • profile image

        Judy Jascomb 

        4 years ago

        I had my first Watermelon Rita at Longhorn two weeks ago, and I am mad for it!

        Found your recipe online, and as soon as the Monin syrup arrives from Amazon, I will be mixing it at home. Am dying to try it, and will give feedback soon!

      • my_girl_sara profile imageAUTHOR

        Cynthia Lyerly 

        4 years ago from Georgia

        Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for the vote and the comment!

      • Eiddwen profile image

        Eiddwen 

        4 years ago from Wales

        Mmm sounds and looks great ;so one for me to vote up and share.

        I shall let you know how I got on with it.

        I now look forward to many more by you.

        Eddy

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://delishably.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)