Saltsy Hour: Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita

A festive cocktail — with a kick! Here’s a fabulous (and free!) recipe download for your next Saltsy Hour.

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy

Looking for a drink with just the right amount of kick? This Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita is a Saltsy favorite. We especially love the vibrant ombré red and green color combo at Christmastime, although rest assured this cocktail is a merry maker year-round!

Red ombre cocktail sitting on table outdoors with a bright green lime slice and jalapeno garnish and black straw

Preferred Ingredients

Although you can throw together this cocktail with a mix of home-made and store bought supplies, we’ve found the best mix to be Tanteo Jalapeño Infused Tequila, Simply Watermelon juice, and fresh jalapeños and limes:

Of course if you want to do everything from scratch you can always infuse your tequila and press your own watermelon, but spare time is a hot commodity during the holidays and — trust us — this Tanteo tequila will make a great addition to your bar cart!

Let’s Get Mixing

Here’s what you’ll need for one serving:

  • 2 ounces jalapeño-infused tequila
  • 2 ounces watermelon juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Optional garnishes: salt or sugar for the rim, sliced lime, jalapeño slices, and/or a watermelon wedge

4 steps to perfection:

  1. Prep: Salt or sugar the rim of your favorite cocktail glass and slice your garnishes
  2. Add tequila, watermelon and lime juices to your glass
  3. Stir
  4. Top your glass with ice and garnish like a pro! If you’re a spice-lover, don’t hesitate to toss a jalapeño slice (or two) into the glass.


top view of jalapeno watermelon margarita sitting on white tabletop

Free Recipe Download

Want to keep this recipe on-hand? Here’s a handy downloadable PDF just for you. Cheers!

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