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Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

These Spicy Watermelon Margaritas are super refreshing. Made with fresh fruit and only 4 ingredients, it will be your new favorite Summer cocktail!

lime cut in half in front of two margaritas

This watermelon margarita is the perfect Summer cocktail. You can always find me drinking any type of margarita, they are my drink of choice.

This recipe is one of my favorites because it is so easy to make and requires very few ingredients. They are made with no added sugar which is perfect for minimizing hangover headaches the next day.

These are served over ice with a spicy, salted rim and are perfect to enjoy all season long.

two cocktails with a cut lime

Ingredients in the watermelon margaritas

  • Tequila- I used 1800 Silver Tequila but I also love Casamigos, Patrón and Espolòn
  • Infused tequila- I infused tequila with a habanero pepper but you can use jalapeño pepper instead (steps on how to infuse tequila are below)
  • Watermelon juice- I used fresh watermelon juice for this recipe but store-bought also works, just make sure there is no added sugar
overhead of a margarita with lime on the rim

How to infuse tequila

Thinly slice one habanero or one jalapeño pepper and add it to a jar with 1-2 cups of tequila. Use more tequila or less pepper if you are sensitive to spice.

Cover the jar and let it sit for 1-2 days. The longer it sits, the spicier it gets. Remove the pepper by straining the tequila and store in an airtight container. *I didn’t strain my tequila but I would suggest doing so if you don’t like your drinks too spicy.

cut limes next to two margaritas

How to make watermelon juice

Cut up a watermelon and add to a blender. Blend until it is totally pulverized (about 1 minute) then pour mixture over a mesh strainer into a bowl or pitcher. That’s it, super simple!

You only need one cup of juice for this recipe so you can juice a quarter or a half of a watermelon for this and then save the rest for a snack!

I hope you enjoy these spicy watermelon margaritas as much as I do!

I like to pair this recipe with my Proscuitto, Burrata and Grilled Peach Salad and my BBQ Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa.

If you make this recipe, comment below and tag me on Instagram! xo, Sarah

Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

This Spicy Watermelon Margaritas are super refreshing. Made with fresh fruit and only 4 ingredients, it will be your new favorite Summer cocktail!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Author: Sarah Holt

Ingredients 

Salted Rim

  • lime wedges
  • Trader Joe's Chili Lime Seasoning or a mixture of sea salt and cayenne pepper

Margaritas

  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1-2 teaspoons habanero or jalapeño infused tequila
  • 1 cup watermelon juice
  • 2-3 limes, juiced
  • ice

Instructions

  • Rub lime wedges over rim of two cocktail glasses
  • Pour some chili lime seasoning or a mixture of salt and cayenne onto a small plate
  • Dip the cup upside down onto the plate of salt and press down, ensuring the entire rim is covered
  • Add ice, tequila, lime juice, infused tequila and watermelon juice to a cocktail shaker
  • Shake or stir until combined
  • Fill glasses with ice and pour margarita mixture over the rocks
  • Serve immediately and garnish with lime wedge and watermelon cube if desired
  • Enjoy!!
Keywords: margarita recipe, spicy margarita, watermelon margarita

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