Jalapeno-Watermelon Margaritas

Jalapeno-Watermelon Margaritas

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016

When the fruit is ripe and you need a little kick in your glass, it's time for this spicy watermelon margarita recipe. Dip the glass rims in chili powder–spiked coarse salt for an extra layer of spice.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) silver tequila
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) Triple Sec
  • ¼ cup lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced

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  1. Puree watermelon in a blender until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and transfer the liquid to a large pitcher or measuring cup (discard the pulp). Stir in tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice and agave (or simple syrup). Fill 6 glasses with ice and the margarita mixture. Add a few jalapeno slices to each drink and serve with lime wedges.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate margarita mixture for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 186 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 380 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 5 mg sodium; 91 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, 1 starch, 2 fat

Reviews 1

July 12, 2017
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By: TerryHagerty
Loved this refreshing take on margaritas! Instead of rimming the glass with jalapeño sliced...I put them in the pitcher of finished margaritas and let them marinade for a couple hours to give a slight taste of spice.
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