Ok good people get your DIY mode on and let us whip up a batch of summer Watermelon~Jalapeño Margaritas. It is August and the watermelons are drip down your chin delicious. This is a rendition of the Margarita which combines sweet summer watermelon with the cut of lime and spice of jalapeño. We like it with a splash of club soda to give it that popular “seltzer spritziness”. Whip up a batch of Watermelon~Jalapeño Margaritas and enjoy these wonderful harvests while we can. Cheers!
In a shaker glass add:
- 4 Slices of Fresh Jalapeño (with seeds for spicier, without for milder)
- 2 Ounces of Silver/Joven Tequila
Muddle the two together then top with ice and add:
- 2 Ounces of Fresh Watermelon Juice*
- 1 Ounce Jalapeño Simple Syrup*
- 1 Ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Shake and strain into a salt rimmed Margarita glass. Splash with Club Soda (Optional for a Spritz). Garnish with a Lime Wedge or Slice of Jalapeño or Watermelon.
Jalapeño Simple Syrup
In a Small Sauce Pan Add
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 ¼ Cup Water
- ¼ Cup sliced Jalapeño Peppers (seeds for spicy seedless for mild)
Bring to a Boil, Lower Heat. Simmer until Reduced by ½. Cool and Strain into a Sterile Bottle. Keep Refrigerated (Will Keep 7 to 10 Days).
Fresh Watermelon Juice
In a Blender Cup, Add Sliced Fresh Watermelon Pulp.
Blend Until Smooth. Strain Through a Fine Sieve into a Sterile Bottle. Keep Refrigerated (Will Keep About 3 days but will separate and need to be shaken).