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Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita
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Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

Sweet and spicy margaritas made with fresh watermelon puree, lime juice, Triple Sec, and jalapeno-infused tequila
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 247kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 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


  • 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.


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.


Calories: 247kcal