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Watermelon Daiquiris

  • Yield: About 2 quarts, 8 servings


  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped watermelon
  • 3/4 cup chopped cored fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups light rum
  • 1 cup Ginger Syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • Small, thin watermelon wedges, about 2 inches, for garnish
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger


  • Put the watermelon and pineapple in plastic containers and place in the freezer until completely frozen, at least 4 hours. Also, place the rum in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
  • Combine 2 cups of the watermelon, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the pineapple, 1 cup rum, 1/2 cup Ginger Syrup, and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a blender. Blend on high speed until well combined. Add 2 cups ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a pitcher. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve in margarita glasses or other wide-mouthed, stemmed glasses. Garnish with watermelon wedges.
  • GINGER SYRUP: Combine the ingredients in a large saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, remove from the heat, and allow to cool. Once cool, strain out the ginger.
  • Makes about 1 quart