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Author Notes: After experimenting with fresh juices since I bought a juicer a few years ago, I have come to love fresh watermelon and other melon juices. I didn't quite realize at the time that a juicer is absolutely not the right tool to juice watermelon, but now I like the method that is easy and just as fast.
A quick mix in the blender plus a bit of straining you have a refreshing and sweet juice that has so many uses beyond cocktails. My favorite iteration of the watermelon cocktail is the margarita because of the combo of salt and sweet. The salt + spicy + sweet + cold + tart is literally perfection in my book. —Meg S
Makes 4-6 drinks
- 3 cups chopped watermelon
- 1 jalapeno
- 3-4 ounces lime juice
- 2 cups blanco tequila
- Blend the watermelon and half of the jalapeno (keep seeds if you like it spicy) in blender.
- Strain with mesh strainer, pour into pitcher with lime juice and tequila. Let chill in fridge for no more than one hour
- To elevate your salted rim, add the zest of a lime plus a little pinch of cayenne pepper to the salt to bring a little freshness and spicy addition.Serve with over ice. You can garnish with jalapeños and lime.