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spicy watermelon margarita with sliced jalapenos
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5 from 8 votes

📋 Recipe: Spicy Watermelon Margarita

This summer beat heat with this easy to make spicy watermelon margarita. This watermelon-infused tequila drink is so refreshing and summer-y, you definitely want to make a big batch of it.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks/Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 132kcal


  • 2 cups seedless watermelon rind removed, cubes
  • ¼ cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • ¾ cup tequila blanco tequila or 100% agave solver
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener optional (use agave nectar, honey)
  • 2 Jalapenos sliced
  • 1 cup ice cubes

For Serving

  • Salt
  • Chili Powder
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Watermelon
  • Ice Cubes


Prep Watermelon:

  • Use seedless fully ripe watermelon. To make watermelon juice, slice off the ends of watermelon, remove rind from it. Cut circle slices of watermelon and them cut into cubes. Add cubes watermelon into blender and blend into a smooth juice.
  • If the watermelon has seeds don’t bother removing the seeds one by one. Blend it into juice along with seeds and then strain the juice using fine sieve strainer.
  • Strain the juice through strainer to get fine clear watermelon juice.

Shake The Margarita:

  • Pour watermelon juice into cocktail shaker (if you don’t have cocktail shaker, check notes below to know how to make margaritas without it). Add rest of the ingredients. Shake well for 30 seconds to 45 seconds.  You will shake margaritas with ice only before sharing.

Prepping Margarita Glasses:

  • Many opt for sugar coating on margarita glasses. I’m biased when it comes to margaritas. I need to have the salt rim. And this watermelon cocktail needs something little extra than plain salt. It needs the kick. After all it’s watermelon jalapenos margaritas remember?! It’s got to have the kick. So chili powder mixed with sea salt (crushed) is best way to serve this summer margarita.

Serving Margaritas:

  • Pour cocktail into salt and chili powder rimmed cocktail glasses. Serve with 1 or 2 cubes of ice. A slice of jalapenos and a small cut watermelon piece.
  • Serve immediately. Cheers!



If you don’t have cocktail shaker, use these instead:
Go-To Coffee Mugs:
What if we told you can make margarita with your go-to coffee mugs?! You heard it right. Those spill proof go-to coffee mugs can be used instead of cocktail shaker. The small hole through which you sip coffee can be used to pour shaken cocktail without the need of a strainer.
Mason Jar:
Oh yes, those mason jars are wonder jars. Not just used for storage, but you can also shake your cocktail with it. Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake the cocktail. Pour into glasses through a strainer.
Protein Shaker / Sports Bottle:
You need to have leak proof bottles to shake cocktails.
Two Cups :
Age old method used by many to shake cocktail without cocktail shaker is two cups method. Two cups one should be slightly smaller than the other. Pour cocktail into one cup, place it on counter. Place the other cup upside down into the cup, this will form a seal between cups. Shake well. Tilt top cup about 5-10 degrees to the side to break the seal. Pour cocktail into the glasses and serve.
Nutritional Info - Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg