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Recipe: Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

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These Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas are all about cooling down on steamy summer days. They are fruity, refreshing, spicy and smoky (from the Mezcal) You can adjust the spiciness to taste, use as much jalapeño as you wish.

You have gotta try these deliciously, refreshing Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas! Get the recipe on MarlaMeridith.com
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 mins
 3 cups fresh watermelon (use 2 ounces watermelon juice per margarita)
 1 Jalapeño pepper, sliced thin
 2 ounces Mezcal tequila
 juice from 1/2 fresh lime
 3/4 ounce agave sweetener or simple syrup
you will also need
 coarse salt to rim glass
 lime slices for serving
 ice
1

Purée the watermelon in a blender. Strain the juice into a clean bowl.

2

Pour some salt onto a flat plate. Rim the edge of a high ball cocktail glass with lime juice. Roll the glass rim in the salt.

3

Muddle a few slices of the Jalapeño on the bottom of a cocktail shaker with 2 ounces of the watermelon juice.

4

Fill the cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice.

5

Pour in the Mezcal, lime juice and agave syrup. Add a splash of water. Place the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake until well combined.

6

Strain into the prepared glass.

7

You can make up to 12 cocktails with the watermelon juice.

Ingredients

 3 cups fresh watermelon (use 2 ounces watermelon juice per margarita)
 1 Jalapeño pepper, sliced thin
 2 ounces Mezcal tequila
 juice from 1/2 fresh lime
 3/4 ounce agave sweetener or simple syrup
you will also need
 coarse salt to rim glass
 lime slices for serving
 ice

Directions

1

Purée the watermelon in a blender. Strain the juice into a clean bowl.

2

Pour some salt onto a flat plate. Rim the edge of a high ball cocktail glass with lime juice. Roll the glass rim in the salt.

3

Muddle a few slices of the Jalapeño on the bottom of a cocktail shaker with 2 ounces of the watermelon juice.

4

Fill the cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice.

5

Pour in the Mezcal, lime juice and agave syrup. Add a splash of water. Place the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake until well combined.

6

Strain into the prepared glass.

7

You can make up to 12 cocktails with the watermelon juice.

Recipe: Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

~ Marla Meridith

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