Spicy Watermelon Basil Margarita

This Spicy Watermelon Basil Margarita is a refreshing cocktail made with fresh watermelon, basil simple syrup, blanco tequila, and P&M Jalapeño Margarita mixer. A delicious drink with sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors all in one. Big thanks to our friend Liz from @floatingkitchen for the recipe and photography!

 

Image of a spicy watermelon basil margarita made with Powell & Mahoney Jalapeno Margarita mixer.
Image of a spicy watermelon basil margarita made with Powell & Mahoney Jalapeno Margarita mixer.

 

How do we make this watermelon margarita? Well, we start with the basil simple syrup.

Basil Simple Syrup Instructions:

Add 1/2 a cup of sugar and 1/2 a cup of water to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally to help dissolve the sugar. Add one packed cup of fresh basil, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the basil to steep in the liquid while it cools to room temperature. Once cooled, strain the simple syrup into a clean container. Discard the solids. Refrigerate the simple syrup until chilled.

Image of a spicy watermelon basil margarita made with Powell & Mahoney Jalapeno Margarita mixer.

 

Next, we’re going to need some fresh watermelon juice!

Add six cups of cubed watermelon to your blender. Blend on high until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, collecting the juice into a clean bowl. Discard any solids. Refrigerate the watermelon juice until chilled.

Image of a spicy watermelon basil margarita made with Powell & Mahoney Jalapeno Margarita mixer.