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Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita

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As the warm, sunny days approach, it’s the perfect time to enjoy them with a vibrant cocktail in hand! There’s nothing like sipping a refreshing margarita on a beautiful day, especially one with a spicy twist. The Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita offers a delightful mix of fruity goodness and a hint of heat, striking the perfect balance between sweetness and spice. What could be more delicious?

I love a good margarita, but there’s something about a spicy margarita that makes the cocktail even more enjoyable! The trick is to balance the drink without letting the spicy element overpower the other flavors. Like any traditional margarita, this recipe features tequila as its core ingredient. Known for its spicy notes, tequila gets an extra kick from jalapeño infusion, adding a bit of heat. Jalapeños infuse a distinctive, sharp spiciness into the tequila, bringing a warm, tingling sensation that varies in intensity depending on how long you infuse it—ranging from a few hours to a full day, depending on your heat preference.

Next, we need to add a sweet, fruity touch to the recipe, and that’s where watermelon comes in. Instead of using watermelon juice, I blend fresh watermelon to extract its natural juices, giving the cocktail the authentic flavor it needs.

Here’s an ingredient you might not find in a traditional margarita recipe: ginger liqueur. Known for its tangy, spiced aftertaste, it complements the spicy tequila well. The spice from the ginger liqueur is milder than that of jalapeños, which helps smooth things out.

Margaritas are known for their refreshing taste, largely due to the citrus element. We’re keeping this part of the recipe traditional by adding lime juice. Lime and tequila are a well-known duo that work well together, with the lime helping to cut through the intensity of the tequila.

Finally, I always like to add a touch of sweetener, even when there are already a few sweet ingredients in the recipe. Agave syrup is the perfect choice here, as it’s the go-to sweetener in almost any margarita and pairs well with tequila since both are derived from the agave plant.

To elevate this cocktail even further, I recommend serving it in a salt-rimmed glass!

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Step 1: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.

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Step 2: Strain the cocktail mixture into a salt rimmed rocks glass over fresh ice.

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Step 3: Garnish with lime wheel.

The Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita is the perfect blend of sweetness and spice. With each sip, you experience the best of both worlds, making it one of the most unique margaritas I’ve created so far. It has quickly become one of my favorite cocktails to mix as the sun starts to peek through.

So, go ahead and give this recipe a try—I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita

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Instructions

  1. Step 1 – Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.
  2. Step 2 – Strain the cocktail mixture into a salt rimmed rocks glass over fresh ice.
  3. Step 3 – Garnish with lime wheel.

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