Anyone else feel like all the days are running together lately?
I’ve mixed up Wednesdays with Mondays and Fridays with Tuesdays. And when telling a story everything happened “last week” when it actually happened in March.
Truly, there is no rhyme or reason.
I’ve found the easiest way to distinguish the first half of the week with the second half is a fun at home happy hour. So I’ve been brushing up on my mixology skills.
I do have a confession to make before we dive in: I broke my cocktail shaker the other day. I have a new one on it’s way, but I had to improvise today. The marg still turned out delicious. No shaker, no problem.
If you like the combo of sweet & spicy in your cocktails, this Spicy Watermelon Margarita is for you. You can increase or decrease the spice level to your liking. If you hate spicy, ditch the chili powder and jalapeños. It will still be delicious. Or use your tequila to make this paloma instead.
And for good measure, I have to share this watermelon pun that made me LOL. Enjoy…
Spicy Watermelon Margarita
Recipe makes one cocktail.
Chili Salt Rim
1 part kosher salt
1 part chili powder
2 ounces fresh watermelon juice (I juiced 1/4 of a large watermelon to have extra)
2 ounces tequila (I used Teremana tequila)
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon agave nectar or simple syrup
1-2 thinly sliced jalapeño rounds
Watermelon wedge for garnish
Prep the glasses: Fill a plate or shallow bowl with equal parts kosher salt and chili powder. Wet the rim of your glasses with a lime wedge. Then dip glass in the chili salt mixture.
Juice the watermelon: Cut watermelon into chunks, then blend watermelon until smooth using a blender or food processor. Strain juice.
Combine ingredients: Fill cocktail shaker with ice, then add tequila, watermelon juice, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup and jalapeño. Shake to chill and combine ingredients. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with jalapeño slices and watermelon wedge.