Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

This jalapeno watermelon margarita is your new favorite margarita. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy and made with fresh pureed watermelon and spiked with jalapenos and just a splash of tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur. This is the spicy cocktail of your dreams.

This jalapeno watermelon margarita is your new favorite margarita. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy and made with fresh pureed watermelon and spiked with jalapenos and just a splash of tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur. This is the spicy cocktail of your dreams.
This post is sponsored by Truvia. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

I’m finally back from Utah and trying sooooooo hard to get back into the swing of things. That 2 hour time different is kicking my butt, though. As soon as the morning comes all I want to do is not get out of bed and just sleep till the afternoon. Then I’m all sorts of angry with myself because I wasted my day laying in bed. 

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy must 2 hours mess with my life so very much? Any tips on how to make it easier to get up I’m all ears. Yes, I’ve tried going to bed earlier. It still sucks. 

BUT Utah was totally worth it so I’m cool with my morning issues. I took a chair lift for the first time, took a hike on a mountain where I couldn’t breathe because apparently my lungs hate elevation and ate WAY too much food. I also drank too many cocktails but it was totally cool since I was on vacation. 

This jalapeno watermelon margarita is your new favorite margarita. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy and made with fresh pureed watermelon and spiked with jalapenos and just a splash of tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur. This is the spicy cocktail of your dreams.

So naturally the first thing I do when I get home is make another cocktail. LUSH alert! But this isn’t just any normal cocktail. It’s a little sweet and it’s a little spicy. It’s like all my food dreams came together in a cocktail and hot damn it’s better than I imagined. Plus because it’s lightly sweetened with Truvia spoonable sweetener you don’t have to worry about all that extra added sugar that plagues typical margaritas. I added 2 teaspoons but feel free to add more if want your margs just a little sweeter. 

This jalapeno watermelon margarita is your new favorite margarita. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy and made with fresh pureed watermelon and spiked with jalapenos and just a splash of tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur. This is the spicy cocktail of your dreams.

Oh and that salty rim? I made it with habanero salt because I’m just that in love with spicy drinks. BUT you can totally use kosher salt if you want because I’m pretty sure we all don’t have habanero salt just laying around.

Looking for more delicious margarita recipes? Try my strawberry rhubarb margarita, fresh grapefruit margarita, raspberry acai frozen margarita, mango margarita boozesicle or my blood orange margarita.

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Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

This jalapeno watermelon margarita is your new favorite margarita. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy and made with fresh pureed watermelon and spiked with jalapenos and just a splash of tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur. This is the spicy cocktail of your dreams.

Yield: 4 drinks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups pureed watermelon
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons Truvia spoonable sweetener
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and sliced
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • Habanero sea salt, optional

Directions:

In a large pitcher add all the ingredients and stir to combine. Gently press some of the jalapenos against the side of the pitcher to release some of their spiciness.

Let the margarita chill in the fridge, stir before serving and pour over ice.

Optional: rim your glasses with habanero sea salt.

12 Responses to “Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita”

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    David @ CookingChat — June 30, 2016 at 7:24 am

    that looks very enticing! great photos and description.

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — June 30, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I just love a little spice in my cocktails. Helps me to drink them slower. Lol – total lush alert. So good to see you in Utah!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass — June 30, 2016 at 9:42 am

    This IS the cocktail of my dreams, Brandy. (How did you know?) Seriously, I made a watermelon salsa with jalapenos last week and it was so incredible… and now I have GOT to try this gorgeous margarita. So refreshing in summer! Gosh I want a whole pitcher.

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — June 30, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I have been making watermelon lemonades and cocktails like crazy the past few weeks. Now I need to add some jalapeño…lovely!

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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets — June 30, 2016 at 10:58 am

    These sound dangerously good!

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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — June 30, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Why have I not made a watermelon margarita before? This looks and sounds insanely amazing!! I used to do a lot of traveling pre-kid and the funny thing is that the shorter time differences hit me harder than the 8+ hour time differences. Go figure!

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    Catherine — July 1, 2016 at 1:01 am

    A little sweet, a little spicy and a whole lot of fun! This drink is my new summer go-to! How pretty and delicious. xo, Catherine

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    David @ CookingChat — July 1, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I haven’t had a margarita in awhile, this looks like a delicious one to try. Cheers!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 4, 2016 at 3:03 am

    2 hour time difference? Haha. I’m sorry it’s messing with your life so much! And these margaritas look so perfect. Love that you used orange liqueur!

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — July 6, 2016 at 8:18 am

    This is so beautiful! I made watermelon margs a few weeks ago. Tony thought they were too girly so I drank them all myself. Next time I’m adding jalapenos!

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    Ginger Wroot — July 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Wow, what a yum-looking cocktail, and your photographs are stunning! Pinned this, and can’t wait to make this during this hot summer. By the way, this is my first time to your blog, and I find it delightful! I look forward to returning soon to find what other lovely recipes you’re featuring! –Ginger
    http://gingerwroot.com

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    Kelly — June 24, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I was looking for a way to use my watermelon, and this is fantastic!! I didn’t totally follow the recipe, as I never do, but it was great inspiration. I used watermelon frozen in cubes. It makes a perfect frozen margarita, and no straining needed! I also substituted mezcal for the tequila, as I alway do in my margaritas, to give it a smoky flavor. Such a fun mixture of flavors!

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