Updated: Jul 28
Happy #ThirstyThursday everyone! This week I'm all about this big watermelon I got over the weekend and then proceeded to eat half and use the rest for cocktails. To start, I created a watermelon jalepeno margarita that is perfectly refreshing and spicy. This margarita was something that just came to me and made me so excited to try it out.
Sweet and Spicy
2 oz Watermelon
2 oz Tequila
1 oz Grand Marnier
1 oz Lime Juice
Four slices of Jalapeño (or less depending on your spice level and the spiciness of the jalapeño)
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Garnish: Salt Rim and Pickled Watermelon Rind
Recipe: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the jalepeno slices and the simple syrup. Add ice then the rest of the ingredients. Give it a nice shake and pour into a chilled margarita glass with ice. This is a perfect summer margarita. The refreshing watermelon balances out the spiciness of the jalepeno. Perfect for a poolside party or a barbecue. I always add the salt rim because it matches my relationship with tequila and brings me to the beach. I pickled the watermelon with a quick pickle which makes the watermelon edible and a fun texture play with your cocktail.