This Spiced Watermelon Margarita recipe combines the delicious taste of a favorite summer fruit with the zing of ginger.
Watermelon is a classic summer fruit enjoyed by many. There aren’t as many watermelon beverages as some of the other fruits, so I love finding new watermelon drinks. Cocktails are no exception. This Spiced Watermelon Margarita recipe combines the delicious taste of a favorite summer fruit with the zing of ginger. Here’s instructions on how to make it.
Spiced Watermelon Margarita
- coffee grinder
- margarita glasses
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
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Ingredients For The Cocktail
- 3 cups fresh seedless watermelon, cut into small chunks
- 2 tsp lime zest
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (approximately 2 whole limes)
- 4 oz white tequila
- 2 oz triple sec
- ginger simple syrup, to taste
- small watermelon wedges (optional for garnish)
Ingredients For the Rim
- 3 tbsp coarse Himalayan sea salt, crushed
- 1 tbsp red chili powder (optional)
Ingredients For Ginger Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- piece of fresh ginger, approximately 3″ in size
Line the rim of the glass. To do this, grind some coarse Himalayan salt in a coffee grinder or blender. Add the ground salt and chili pepper (if desired) to a shallow plate. Then, moisten the outside rim of each glass with a piece of fruit. Turn the glass at a 45-degree angle and roll it around in the salt or salt mixture on the plate.
Use a damp paper towel to tidy up the bottom edge so you have a nice line. Adding the salt to the outer edge only will prevent it from getting into your drink and affecting its taste.
To make the ginger simple syrup, add the water and white sugar to a medium saucepan. Peel the fresh ginger and chop into small pieces before adding it into the pan. The smaller you cut each piece, the more surface area you will expose to the boiling sugar mixture. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Place all ingredients except the simple syrup into a blender. Blend on high until pulverized. Pour into a small testing glass to taste. Adjust ingredients to balance the flavors to your liking. If needed, drizzle some simple syrup into the blender and blend until you reach the desired sweetness.
Pour into prepared margarita glasses and serve immediately.