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Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita

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The Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines the sweetness of fresh watermelon juice with the kick of jalapeño slices.

Silver tequila forms the base, while orange liqueur and lime juice add a citrusy zest. A touch of simple syrup balances the flavors, and a salt rim is optional for those who enjoy a salty contrast to the sweetness and heat.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of the Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita greets you with the refreshing, sweet taste of watermelon juice, which quickly gives way to the robust flavor of silver tequila. The orange liqueur and lime juice provide a balanced citrusy tang that complements the initial sweetness. As you continue to sip, the heat from the jalapeño slices begins to build, adding a subtle but noticeable spice that enhances the overall flavor profile.

The cocktail’s texture is smooth and slightly thick due to the watermelon juice, creating a refreshing mouthfeel. The simple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness to counterbalance the tart lime juice and the fiery jalapeño.

If you opt for a salted rim, it provides an extra layer of flavor, contrasting nicely with the sweet and spicy elements of the drink. Overall, the Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita is a dynamic cocktail with a perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and citrusy notes.

Tips & Tricks

Infuse the tequila with jalapeños in advance for a more consistent spicy kick.

Muddle fresh mint leaves with the jalapeño slices to add a refreshing herbal note.

Recipe Card

Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita

Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita

Sweet meets heat


  • 2 oz watermelon juice
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 0.75 orange liqueur
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 3-4 jalapeno slices
  • salt rim optional


  1. In a shaker add the jalapeno slices, lime juice, and syrup. Muddle them very well.
  2. Add ice, watermelon juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and shake very well.
  3. Double strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.

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