Spicy Watermelon Margarita Recipe

Spicy Watermelon Margarita Recipe

How To Make Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Enjoy a sip of this refreshing and naturally sweetened watermelon margarita at your next party! It’s deliciously zesty and has a bit of kick from the chili.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • 1small watermelon,seedless, or half of a larger watermelon

For Chili-Salt Rims:

  • 1partkosher salt
  • 1partancho chili powder,or regular chili powder
  • lime wedges

For Margarita:

  • 2ozwatermelon juice,fresh
  • oztequila,preferably 100% agave silver or blanco
  • ¾ozlime juice,fresh
  • ½ozorange juice,fresh
  • ½tspagave nectar,or simple syrup, or more to taste
  • 1jalapeño,thinly-sliced into ¼-inch wide rounds
  • 1watermelon wedge,tiny, optional, to garnish


  1. Mix together equal parts of salt and chili powder on a small, rimmed plate. Rub the chili powder into the salt.

  2. Run a wedge of lime around the top of each glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt blend at a 45-degree angle, then roll it from side to side to catch the salt.

  3. Add ice cubes to the glass, then set it aside.

Watermelon Juice:

  1. Scoop the watermelon flesh into the blender, then blend until smooth. If the juice is too pulpy, pour it through a fine-mesh strainer, pressing the liquid through with a big spoon.


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, orange juice, agave nectar, then top with a jalapeño slice.

  2. Secure the lid to the shaker, then shake for 30 seconds. Taste and add additional sweetener, if necessary.

  3. Strain the liquid into the prepared glass, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1293.54kcal
  • Fat: 7.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.76g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 298.14g
  • Fiber: 19.51g
  • Sugar: 236.06g
  • Protein: 25.15g
  • Sodium: 8957.75mg
  • Calcium: 286.05mg
  • Potassium: 4687.99mg
  • Iron: 11.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 1228.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 335.07mg
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