Emily's Fresh Kitchen, eat heal thrive, watermelon, spicy watermelon margarita, summer cocktail

Emily's Fresh Kitchen, Eat Heal thrive, spicy watermelon margarita , summer cocktail, margarita

Spicy Watermelon Margaritas 

I really enjoy a good margarita. Drinking one transports me to a beach and puts me in vacation mode. In the summer, it is nice to take advantage of the seasonal options and use fresh watermelon for a twist on this classic cocktail. Plus the color is gorgeous. A spicy simple syrup made with honey and jalapeños adds the right amount of heat to balance the sweetness of the watermelon. For a nonalcoholic version, substitute club soda for the tequila. This recipe makes 8 cocktails so adjust the amounts accordingly. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

4 cups diced watermelon

12-15 limes, or enough to make 8 oz of juice

1 cup honey

2 jalapeños 

16 oz tequila blanco

Water

Pink Himalayan sea salt

Directions:

  1. Roughly chop the jalapeños.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, jalapeños and 1/2 cup water.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes for lighter heat, up to 4 minutes for more heat.
  4. Strain the spicy honey syrup into a jar or glass container and cool.
  5. Place the watermelon and 1/4 cup water in a blender and blend 1-2 minutes.
  6. Strain the watermelon juice through a fine sieve.
  7. Juice the limes to make 8 oz juice.
  8. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass and dip in pink salt.
  9. Add ice to the glass.
  10. In a cocktail shaker add 2 oz watermelon juice, 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz spicy honey syrup, 2 oz tequila, and a few ice cubes. You can double this to make 2 drinks at a time.
  11. Shake well.
  12. Strain into the cocktail glass.
  13. Garnish with watermelon cube and rind, limes or jalapeño slices.
  14. Makes 8 margaritas.
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