Spicy Watermelon Cocktail

Watermelon is a sure sign of summer. Its also a great way to beat the heat. The smoky heat of chipotle peppers and watermelon are perfect mixed with tequila. Do yourself a favor and learn how to make a watermelon margarita while there are still summer days left.

How to Make a Watermelon Margarita
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How to Make a Watermelon Margarita


Course Cocktails, Drinks
Keyword tequila, watermelon, watermelon margarita
Servings 1 SERVING
Author Jay Jordan




    • 4 oz watermelon juice
    • 2 oz anejo tequila
    • 1 oz chipotle orange syrup
    • 1 oz lime juice

    Chipotle Orange Syrup

    • 1 dried ground chipotle pepper
    • 2 large strips of orange zest
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 cups water



    1. For the Juice: Cut a small seedless watermelon into large cubes and blend for 10 – 15 seconds. The juice will keep up to a week in the refrigerator.

    2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

    3. Pour tequila, chipotle syrup, lime juice and watermelon juice into shaker.

    4. Shake vigorously for 10 – 15 seconds.

    5.  Strain into a tall glass filled with ice.

    6. To Garnish: Rim the glass with sea salt and garnish with a small slice of watermelon.

    For the Chiptole Orange Syrup

    1. In a saucepan combine water, sugar, chipotle pepper and orange peel. 

    2. Simmer over medium heat until sugar has completely dissolved. 

    3. Set aside until syrup has cooled. Strain with a fine mesh sieve. 

    4. Transfer to an airtight container. Keep refirgerated.

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