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
CHIPOTLE WATERMELON MARGARITA
MAKES 1 SERVING
- 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
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.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour tequila, chipotle syrup, lime juice and watermelon juice into shaker.
Shake vigorously for 10 – 15 seconds.
Strain into a tall glass filled with ice.
To Garnish: Rim the glass with sea salt and garnish with a small slice of watermelon.
For the Chiptole Orange Syrup
In a saucepan combine water, sugar, chipotle pepper and orange peel.
Simmer over medium heat until sugar has completely dissolved.
Set aside until syrup has cooled. Strain with a fine mesh sieve.
Transfer to an airtight container. Keep refirgerated.