Spicy Watermelon Margarita

by Amy Stafford on August 16, 2014

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This Spicy Watermelon Margarita comes with the sweet freshness of watermelon flavor with a hot spicy kick.

Spicy Watermelon Margarita Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.comI can’t get enough of the summer ripened watermelon and my garden is bursting at the seams with peppers.  Once again, I planted way too many pepper plants at my husbands insistence, and every time I am in the garden looking at those plants drooping from the weight of all the peppers that I can’t ever use, I say to myself “not next year”.

Until next year when I do the same darn thing all over again.

So I was thinking of a watermelon margarita and then I thought well, why not add a bit of spice to the cool refreshing sweetness of watermelon, kind of yin and yang kind of flavoring.  Instead of muddling the pepper I went wild and just add a small piece directly to the blender. Wild I know.

I used a small piece of pepper, literally just the end for my cocktail because I am a wimp when it comes to spicy flavors, you can as more to your cocktail if you are a spicy brave soul.  Adding the entire part of the pepper directly to the blending gives the cocktail an earthy spicy flavor.  You can do a muddle the pepper (smashing of the pepper) in a cocktail shaker adding the tequila, shaking and then straining the flavored tequila to the blended ice, watermelon and lime juice to just get the kick.  This method will give you a purer flavor.

Which ever way you choose to enjoy, enjoy it.  Summer is coming to a close, the pools are closing and the kids are going back to school, but we still have several more weekends to enjoy a refreshing summer cocktail.

Spicy Watermelon Margarita Cocktail | ahealhtylifeforme.com Spicy Watermelon Margarita Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Spicy Watermelon Margarita
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ¼ cup diced fresh watermelon, seedless variety
  • ¼" to ½" piece of fresh jalapeño
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • Fresh Ice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup (optional, use if you like sweeter margaritas)
Instructions
  1. In a blender add ¼ cup of ice, watermelon, jalapeño and lime juice, puree until smooth and no chunks of pepper remain (about 15-20 seconds)
  2. Add in tequila and simple syrup if using, pulse to stir.
  3. In a low ball or margarita glass pour cocktail.
  4. Add watermelon and/or slice of jalapeño to edge of glass for garnish

 

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Heather @ new house new home August 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

Yummy!!! We love margaritas around here!!

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