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watermelon jalapeno margarita

Smoky Watermelon-Jalapeno Margarita

Sweet and smoky spicy Watermelon Margaritas are a perfect summer cocktail
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 216kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • Muddler
  • Cocktail Shaker


  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper
  • 2 ounces tequila (I used a Blanco, or white, un-aged tequila for this)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce watermelon puree
  • ¾ ounce agave nectar/syrup
  • Hickory smoked salt for rimming the glass


  • Muddle the jalapeno in a shaker or a pint glass.
  • Add the tequila, lime juice, watermelon puree and agave nectar. 
  • Shake with ice and strain into a double old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice and rimmed with hickory smoked salt. Garnish with a slice of watermelon and lime wedge.


Make watermelon puree by putting chunks of fresh watermelon in a blender and processing on the puree setting. 
For an 8-cocktail large batch:
  • 6 jalapenos
  • 16 ounces silver or blanco tequila
  • 8 ounces watermelon puree
  • 8 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 6 ounces agave nectar
  • a glass container larger then 38-ounces
In a large jar or container muddle the jalapenos. Follow the recipe as written above, sealing the container with ice and vigorously shaking it. 
Strain into a pitcher and pour into rimmed glasses with ice for serving.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 27.4mg