So, as I was reading through Saveur’s ‘50 More Food Blogs You Should Be Reading‘ I stumbled upon The Sugar House Blog. The Sugar House is apparently a bar in Detroit and their blog is amazing. The blog is full of tons of interesting and creative cocktails and as they label it themselves ‘a booze blog for the discerning drunk’. Well, obviously I was intrigued. A little more exploration and I found this cocktail recipe! Watermelon and Jalapeno Margarita! Sold!
The first time I had a spicy margarita was this past New Year’s Eve. New Year’s was a bust, but at least I got to know this delightful little drink.
After reading the Sugar House’s basic ingredients, I knew it would be best to adjust them to my own taste, which meant a lot more lime and a splash more juice to balance the extra tang just a smidge. I personally thought 3 jalapeño slices was perfect, but some of my drinking companions did not agree. I’ve got a bit more of an adventurous palate and I love spice and I love tangy, so I just went for it. The drink is not overwhelmingly sweet, which is good in my book, and if you have a super fresh watermelon, you definitely won’t need any extra agave unless you like sweet. I found that with each sip, you taste three primary flavors at three different times. First the tangy lime, then the cool watermelon and then the spice sneaks up. It was amazing.
Even if jalapeño isn’t your thing, I would still suggest trying it. It’s a very unique and refreshing drink and can easily be adjusted to taste.
- Silver Tequila
- Triple Sec
- Lime Juice
- Watermelon Juice
- A dash of Agave syrup
- 3 fresh jalapeño slices (seeded and cored unless you are really crazy)