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Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Refreshing with a kick, this Spicy Watermelon Margarita is a zippy take on the classic and the best simple, summer cocktail.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Spicy Watermelon Margarita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Steeping 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 304kcal
Author Cathy


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (114 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (102 g) light brown sugar
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 3 cups (750 ml) watermelon juice*
  • 12 oz (355 ml) reposado tequila
  • 6 oz (175 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • lime flavored sparkling water
  • lime wedges and jalapeno slices for garnish


  • In a small saucepan, stir together the water, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Add in the sliced jalapeño. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring often, until all of the sugar is dissolved, about 3-4 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and allow the mixture to steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a jar or other container.
  • In a pitcher, add the watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, and 6 Tablespoons of the jalapeño simple syrup (save the rest for other cocktails). Stir to combine.
  • Place a few ice cubes in a glass and fill about ¾ full with margarita mixture. Top with lime sparkling water.  Add a lime slice to the rim and a couple of jalapeño slices on top (optional).


Watermelon juice- You can either puree watermelon juice in your blender or use Simply Watermelon Juice drink, found in most grocery stores.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.3g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 3.8mg | Potassium: 17.7mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 44.1g | Vitamin A: 0.6IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Iron: 0.2mg