Five Alarm Watermelon Margarita

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  • Total Time: 0 hrs 0 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 0 hrs 0 mins
  • Makes: servings

The bounty of summer fruit calls for a cocktail with not only sweet notes, but also some fiery heat and spice. This watermelon, jalapeño and hibiscus infused margarita has it all.


  • 3 ounces Hibiscus flwrs c/s organic FT
  • 1/4 teaspoon Alder Smoked Salt Grinder
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 9 mint leaves (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh jalapeño, chopped
  • slice of lime, for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup freshly cut watermelon cubes (plus a few cubes for garnish)


    1. In a sturdy glass, combine watermelon, jalapeño, smoked salt, honey and mint leaves.

    2. With a muddler or handle of wooden spoon, mash the mixture to release flavors.

    3. In a shaker filled with ice, combine watermelon mixture, tequila, lime juice and hibiscus flowers and shake well until frosty.

    4. Using a fine mesh sieve or strainer, pour slowly into a tall iced tea glass.

    5. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint, a cube of watermelon and a thin slice of lime.

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