Spicy watermelon margarita Recipe

Looking for a versatile and refreshing drink to savor during the summer? Look no further than the watermelon and jalapeño margarita. It's a cinch to make and the best part is that you can customize it to your liking-with or without tequila. It's the perfect way to chill out and unwind during those scorching summer days.

About this recipe

If you are ready to enjoy the summer as it deserves with a good cold and refreshing drink in hand, this watermelon and jalapeño margarita is for you. It is easy to make and refreshing, and the best thing is that you can make it with or without tequila.

These watermelon margaritas are the perfect balance of ingredients. The sweetness and freshness of watermelon are elevated with the heat of the jalapeño, making this drink your new summer obsession.

frozen watermelon chuncks over a baking sheet with parchement paper.

Ingredients for the spicy watermelon margarita recipe

  • Lime juice
  • Tequila, substitute with mezcal if needed
  • Frozen watermelon chunks (read below). Choose a good and ripe watermelon with sweet and fruity flavors.
  • Jalapeño Simple Syrup

How to make jalapeño simple syrup?

Put 1/2 cup of water + 1/2 cup of sugar + 3 slices of jalapeño in a small saucepan over low heat until all the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and let it cool.

Remove the jalapeño slices and use the jalapeño simple syrup in the watermelon margarita or pour it into a tightly covered jar and store it in the refrigerator.

Frozen watermelon in a bowl, jalapeño syrup, lime juice and tequila to prepare spicy watermelon margaritas.

How to make a Spicy watermelon margarita?

To prepare the watermelon margarita, first, peel and cut the watermelon into large pieces. Then, put the watermelon pieces on a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone mat and place it in the freezer. The watermelon will freeze in an hour or two, and you can do this step days or nights in advance.

The second step is to prepare the jalapeño simple syrup. Make sure to let it cool before putting it in the blender so that the margarita doesn’t thaw.

Next, prepare the rim of the glasses with salt. You can do this by rubbing a halved lime or lemon on the rim of each glass and then inverting the glass onto a plate with two tablespoons of salt. If you want an extra kick add one teaspoon of Tajín to the mix.

Finally, blend all the ingredients until smooth, taste while it is in the blender and adjust if needed. Serve. Garnish the glass with a lime wedge or slice and jalapeño slice. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your delicious watermelon margarita.

Grabbing a frozen watermeoln margarita

Spicy watermelon margaritas

Alejandra Graf
Looking for a versatile and refreshing drink to savor during the summer? Look no further than the watermelon and jalapeño margarita. It's a cinch to make and the best part is that you can customize it to your liking-with or without tequila. It's the perfect way to chill out and unwind during those scorching summer days.
5 de 2 votos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freezing time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 drinks
Calories 243 kcal

Equipment

  • blender
  • Quarter baking sheets

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 5 cups frozen watermelon chunks
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno simple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Blend and serve in a glass with a salted rim. Garnish with lime and jalapeño slices.

Notes

How to make Jalapeño Simple Syrup: 1/2 cup water+1/2 cup sugar +3 jalapeno slices. Put on medium heat until all the sugar dissolves, set aside and let it cool, remove the Jalapeño slices.
Making a Pitcher: Multiply the ingredients based on the number of servings you’d like. A typical pitcher can hold about 8 servings. Depending on the size of your blender, you might need to blend the margarita in batches. Make sure each batch is well-blended with a consistent icy texture.
Storing: If you plan to serve the margaritas within a few hours, keep the pitcher in the refrigerator. This helps maintain the flavor and prevents the ice from melting too quickly. For longer storage, you can keep the pitcher in the freezer. However, the texture might change slightly when thawed, as ice crystals can form and make the margarita grainier.
Refreezing: If you’ve made a lot of margaritas and haven’t served them all, you can freeze the remainder in large freezing cubes

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 27mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 1gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 1089IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 2mg
Keyword frozen margarita, margaritas sin tequila, margs, watermelon

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