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.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
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
1 small jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
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 jalapeño slices to each drink and serve with lime wedges.
Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate margarita mixture for up to 1 day.
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
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.