I am not quite sure exactly WHEN I started thinking about making watermelon cocktails? Originally I thought it would be a great mixer for vodka – but then I started looking online and found that mixing watermelon with tequila seems to be a popular “thing”. So, off to market I went to purchase a seedless melon. This turned out DELICIOUS! Mixing the melon with jalapenos gives the drink a little kick. It’s so refreshing and tastes so fresh. Love this drink A LOT! I think you will too!
1 Seedless Watermelon
2 – 3 Tablespoons of sugar (depending upon the sweetness of the melon you may need more or less. I ended up not needing to add any sugar at all)
6 – 8 Tablespoons lime juice
Salt & Chili Powder (for rimming the glasses)
Tequila & Triple Sec
In a blender puree the watermelon, sugar if you’re using any, and 1 jalapeno. Puree until smooth; pour through a fine sieve to remove the solids. Place in a pitcher along with the lime juice.
Slice the remaining jalapeno into small circles. Add to the watermelon juice. Stir well to combine. Put into the fridge for at least 2 hours. The longer it is allowed to sit, the more “kick” the jalapeno gives to the mix.
When ready to serve combine the salt and chili powder on a plate. Rim the classes with some lime juice and dip in salt/chili powder combination. Fill the glasses with ice. Add desired amount of tequila and half that amount of triple sec. Fill with the watermelon juice; stir to combine.
Relax and Enjoy!