Jalapeño-Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

This twist on a classic cocktail is sweet, spicy and PERFECT for summer!  Get creative and try adding any smoked salt to the rim for a smoky layer that will pair perfectly with the sweet & spicy elements in the cocktail.

This recipe works best if you have a juicer to juice the watermelon and jalapeños. If you don’t have a juicer – don’t worry! See our variation below.

Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas
2 ounces tequila (blanco)
2 ounces watermelon, juiced
½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice 
½ ounce jalapeño juice
½ ounce triple sec
Coarse salt or smoked salt for rim

Preparation:
Juice your watermelon, jalapeño and lime in a juicer and set aside. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after juicing the jalapeño. Rim your glass with coarse or smoked salt. The easiest way to do this is to lightly wet the rim with a lime wedge and place the rim on a plate filled with salt. Next, place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass full of ice. Garnish with fresh watermelon slice.

Variation (If you don’t have a juicer…)
Muddle 1/2 – 1 jalapeño (depending on how spicy you like your drink) in the cocktail shaker. Chop the watermelon into small cubes and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Strain the juice into a cocktail shaker along with the remaining ingredients. Shake, strain and garnish!

Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

Enjoy.  ~Crystal

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