Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

My friend Tamo (radio superstar on DC101 in Washington, DC) posted a version of this on her Instagram story a while back and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Frozen chunks of watermelon in a margarita? Will there be any flavor? I will often buy fresh fruit of different types and not get through all of it before it gets over-ripe. Good news is you can pop that mushy fruit in the freezer and use it to make smoothies or MARGARITAS! The recipe below makes a whole blender…or four huge margs.


4 cups of frozen watermelon chunks (other frozen fruit like pineapple or peaches can sub in beautifully)

2 cups of ice

1 cup (12oz) of decent silver tequila…don’t give yourself a headache with the cheap stuff

¼ cup triple sec or other orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier)

1 tbs of agave or honey

½ serrano or jalapeño pepper (more if you want it extra spicy)

A couple of pinches of salt

All ingredients go in the blender and puree for at least 60 seconds for a frothy cold tequila treat. You can leave the salt out and do a salt rim on your glass if you prefer but I do it this way for convenience.

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