Salted and Spiced Watermelon Margaritas

곁에 XuCharles May 11, 2023

Salted and Spiced Watermelon Margaritas


Salted and Spiced Watermelon Margaritas are a refreshing twist on the classic cocktail, adding the juicy sweetness of watermelon and a hint of salt and spice to the tangy lime and tequila flavors. This summer cocktail is perfect for sipping by the pool or enjoying at a barbecue with friends. The combination of fresh watermelon juice, spicy jalapeño slices, and a rim of salt and chili powder make for a truly unique and delicious margarita experience.


1 tbsp. granulated sugar

1/2 tsp. finely grated lime zest

1 tbsp. plus 1/8 tsp. kosher salt

1 lime wedge

6 oz. store-bought or homemade watermelon juice

3 oz. tequila

2 oz. fresh lime juice

2 oz. triple sec


6 thinly sliced jalapeño rounds, divided

Watermelon wedges and lime rounds, for serving


  1. Step 1On a shallow plate, combine granulated sugar, lime zest, and 1 tablespoon salt. Rub rims of 2 glasses with lime wedge, then dip rims into sugar mixture to coat, pressing with your fingers to adhere.
  2. Step 2In a cocktail shaker, combine watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. Fill shaker with ice, then add 4 jalapeño rounds and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Vigorously shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 20 seconds.
  3. Step 3Strain into prepared glasses. Garnish with watermelon wedges, lime rounds, and remaining jalapeño rounds.


Cocktails are best enjoyed right after making and do not work as a make-ahead drink because the soda will go flat. 

If you tried this classic cocktail, let us know how it came out in the comments below!

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