Spicy Watermelon Margaritas will be your new favorite refreshing and spicy summer cocktail. Made with frozen watermelon cubes and a homemade jalapeño simple syrup, this creative cocktail recipe is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy.
Looking for a watermelon margarita with a kick? You've found it in this Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita.
This refreshing summer cocktail is spiced with a jalapeño infused simple syrup.
This sweet and spicy drink has a balance of flavors including the mild spice from the jalapeño syrup, the sweetness of ripe frozen watermelon, the tang of fresh lime juice, and smooth gold tequila. Plus it's super easy to double or triple for guests.
Margaritas consistently rank among the most popular cocktails worldwide for their refreshing taste and versatility. You can have a margarita frozen (blended) or on the rocks (liquid and served on ice).
What is a watermelon margarita made of?
A watermelon margarita is made with frozen watermelon cubes, ice, tequila, and lime juice. To add a mellow spice jalapeño simple syrup is added. This cocktail is made by adding all of the ingredients to a blender and blending until you have a smooth, slushie consistency.
How spicy is this Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita?
This frozen watermelon cocktail is mildly spicy due to the jalapeño simple syrup. To make this drink spicier, when making the syrup use more jalapeño slices and let it simmer for longer. To omit the spice from this cocktail use a basic simple syrup instead.
Can I make this margarita non-alcoholic?
Of course! To make a non-alcoholic margarita, simply omit the alcohol and you'll be left with a fruit flavored slushie drink, perfect for summer. Try adding a splash of ginger ale or sparkling water for a spritzer/margarita mashup.
See the recipe card for exact amounts.
This Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita recipe makes 2 drinks. It can easily be doubled or tripled as long as the ingredients fit in your blender.
Make the jalapeño simple syrup by adding boiling water to the sugar and jalapeño slices. Stir and then let it sit for 15 minutes. Scoop out jalapeño slices.
Pour the lime juice into the blender.
Add the simple syrup.
Next add the tequila. I use 1.5 oz per drink. You can use 1 or 2 oz if you prefer.
Add the ice and the frozen watermelon cubes.
Blend for 60-90 seconds or until everything is smooth and well blended.
To rim the glass use your hands or a pastry brush to smooth the simple syrup onto the top edge of the glass.
Roll and stamp the wet parts of the glass into a plate with Tajin on it. (Or chili powder and salt).
Pour the blended margarita into the glasses. To serve, add a straw, a twist of lime, and a few jalapeño slices. For a spicier drink, push some jalapeño slices down into the glass.
Tips for making a Frozen Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita
What to serve with Spicy Watermelon Margaritas
Margaritas are best made as you need them.
The simple syrup can be stored in the fridge for 2-4 weeks.
Jalapeño simple syrup is a sweet and spicy syrup used to sweeten cocktails while giving them a little kick of spice.
This drink is only mildly spicy but you can use a basic simple syrup instead of the jalapeño syrup to eliminate the spice.
Sure! Add jalapeño slices right into the drink or make the simple syrup spicier by doubling the jalapeños.
Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita
For the Jalapeño Simple Syrup
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water (boiling)
- 1 large jalapeño (sliced)
For the Margarita
- 2 ½ cups frozen watermelon cubes
- 1 ½ cups ice
- 3 oz tequila
- 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice
- 1 ½ tablespoons jalapeño simple syrup
- Tajin Chile Lime Seasoning (for rimming the glass, optional)
For the Simple Syrup
- Add the jalapeño slices and sugar to a jar. Pour the boiling water on top and then stir. Let sit for 15 minutes. Remove jalapeño slices and let the syrup cool before using.
For the Margarita
- Add all ingredients for the margarita to a blender jar and blend.
- To rim the glass, swipe some of the simple syrup on the rim of the glass. Add Tajin to a plate and roll the wet part of the glass in it to coat the glass.
- Pour the margarita mix into the glasses and garnish with a twist of lime and a few jalapeño slices.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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