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Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

Fresh, sweet watermelon puree, lime juice, Triple Sec, and jalapeno-infused tequila make these Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas super summery and delightful.

Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

Infusing liquor with hot peppers is a must try for any lover of heat. The combination of sweet, salty, and spicy will wake up your taste buds and make them say- Let’s get this weekend started!

Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

My automatic response to anything my kids ask me to do is – Write it on a piece of paper and put it on the kitchen counter.

Otherwise there’s just no chance it’s getting done. I can’t seem to remember anything anymore.

Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

There are too many thoughts and ideas darting around in my mind, colliding with each other. It’s like my mind has turned into one of those pinball machines.

So I make endless lists. And then I forget where I put them.

Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

I was so focused on making these Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas look pretty in a hurry because I wanted to take pictures of them outside and it was a bazillion degrees, so I figured I had about 3 minutes before all the ice melted.

And I forgot to coat the rims of the glasses with salt.

Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas

That just can’t happen with Margaritas y’all.

Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas

Especially watermelon margaritas. Salt does something magical to watermelon. It really makes it come alive.

Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

But luckily they were still delicious. And they were plenty strong.

After a few sips, everything was right in the world again. Fears of having to be sent away to a home for people with early dementia slipped away.

Memory problem. What memory problem?

Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas

You’ve probably noticed that the heat of jalapeno peppers can vary. A LOT. Like from so mild you think it’s just a bell pepper in the shape of a jalapeno, to somebody call the fire department. Depending on the heat of your jalapeno, you may want to infuse the tequila for just an hour or up to a full day. The best way to decide is to stick your pinky finger in every so often and take a little taste.

Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas

Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

Sweet and spicy margaritas made with fresh watermelon puree, lime juice, Triple Sec, and jalapeno-infused tequila
PREP: 1 hr 10 mins
SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup white tequila
  • 8-10 cups watermelon chunks, a large dice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • salt, chili powder, and lime juice for salting rims of glasses

Instructions

  • Place tequila and about 4 slices of jalapeno in a glass measuring cup and place in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours depending on how spicy your jalapenos are and how spicy you want the tequila to be. Take a taste after 1 hour and decide whether it is spicy enough. If so, remove jalapenos.
  • Place watermelon (you may need to do it in batches) in a blender and blend until liquified.
  • Pour watermelon through a fine-meshed strainer, pressing on it with the back of a spoon to get all the liquid through. Measure out 3 cups of watermelon juice.
  • In a large pitcher, combine the 3 cups watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec, and simple syrup.
  • Place salt with a little chili powder mixed in on a plate. Coat rims of 4 glasses with lime juice and dip in salt mixture.
  • Fill the glasses with ice and pour Margaritas into glasses. Garnish with lime slices and jalapeno slices if desired.

Notes

To make a simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar in water in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool. Can be stored in refrigerator for future use.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Cocktail

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35 thoughts on “Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita”

  1. I might just have to grab some watermelon and test it ahead of time but can anyone give me any thoughts on how much the watermelon comes through? Side note: for anyone who doesn’t want to infuse the tequila, the jalapeño can be muddled, shaken in the drink, and then strained out…or leave it in. It will have the same effect this way. We have a great jalapeño margarita we serve at work that we make this way.

  2. Yummy!! I made watermelon margaritas recently too and they were SOOO good! I love the idea of adding jalapenos for a little kick. I used to frequent a certain Mexican restaurant for their mango habanero marg— love the sweet & hot with tequila!
    Otherwise thank you for sharing this info

    1. Looks like a delectable margarita recipe. It appeals to me much. Thank you for making it available.

  3. I love this margarita recipe. this is looking so delicious and yummy. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. I want to try this for my Fourth of July party this year but I’m concerned that watermelon just doesn’t have enough flavor to compete with lime and tequila. I might just have to grab some watermelon and test it ahead of time but can anyone give me any thoughts on how much the watermelon comes through? Side note: for anyone who doesn’t want to infuse the tequila, the jalapeño can be muddled, shaken in the drink, and then strained out…or leave it in. It will have the same effect this way. We have a great jalapeño margarita we serve at work that we make this way.

  5. This post made me deliquesce into a pool of giddiness. You are so funny! Can’t wait to deliquesce into a pool of jalapeno watermelon margarita!

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  7. Russell from Chasing Delicious

    Such an incredible combination of flavors in this cocktail. I love it.

  8. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    wish it was hot enough to justify a watermelon margarita here.. looks delicious!

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