Watermelon Jalepeno Cocktail

July 3, 2015

When my husband and I went on our sans-kids trip to Miami, the bartender at one of the restaurants pulled out his own personal stash of watermelon (reserved for special guests,*ahem*…. the couple sitting next to us) and curated a cocktail with a surprising blend of flavors: watermelon and… jalepeno? Apparently we were not so subtle in our interest and he gave us a sample as well. Refreshing on the front end, spicy on the back end. A seriously cool cocktail that needed to be recreated.

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P.S. Wearing: Gap Chambray (old, but similar here) // Necklace // Shorts (on sale)

P.P.S. Wondering about that awesome glass? It’s THE best – shatterproof, grip-able and seriously cute.


Watermelon Jalepeno Cocktail
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 drink
  • 1 cup watermelon cubed
  • juice from half a lime (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 tsp raw sugar
  • a few sprigs of cilantro
  • 1 jalepeno
  • 1-2oz. tequila
  • ice
  • blueberries for garnish (optional
  1. In a tall glass add watermelon, jalepeno, raw sugar, and cilantro
  2. With a muddler or back of a wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients to infuse the flavors. Mash the watermelon as best as possible
  3. Then add lime juice and tequila (1-2 ounces based on preference)
  4. Pour mixture into shaker full of ice and shake well.
  5. Using a strainer, pour the liquid into a glass over ice.
  6. Garnish with lime, jalepeno, and blueberries

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  • Jo-Lynne Shane
    July 7, 2015 at 11:52 am

    That sounds amazing, and I LOVE that glass.

  • Jessica Peace-Urgelles
    July 7, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    This caught my interest. I have watermelon but no jalapenos. Maybe after my next trip to the grocery store.

  • Julia
    July 8, 2015 at 7:47 am

    This is such a different combination, sounds great!

  • Noelle (@singerinkitchen)
    July 8, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    OMG this sounds so delicious!!!

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