Jalapeno Basil Watermelon Margaritas

What is more refreshing than a watermelon? A watermelon margarita with some kick!

This is the ultimate summer drink but when you live in Florida this drink is popular all year loooong.

It’s sweet. It’s salty. It’s spicy.

It’s perfect.

top view


1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

¾ cup white tequila (a decent brand)

½ of a watermelon

½ cup fresh lime juice

⅓ cup Triple Sec

1 bunch of fresh basil

Optional: salt, chili powder, and lime juice for salting rims of glasses



Place tequila and about 6 slices of jalapeno in a glass measuring cup and place in the refrigerator overnight.

Juice half the watermelon in a juicer or blend in a blender until liquefied. If you juice the watermelon you won’t have to pour watermelon through a fine-meshed strainer. Measure out 3 cups of watermelon juice.

In a large pitcher, combine watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice and Triple Sec. Mash the basil in bottom with a wooden spoon.

Fill a tumbler with ice and juice. Shake and pour into glasses.

Line glasses with chili salt, garnish with lime slices and jalapeno slices if desired.

close up

Invite your friends and neighbors over for a cool sip.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s