Five Alarm Watermelon Margarita

Five Alarm Watermelon Margarita

Total Time: 00h 10m
Hands-on Time: 00h 10m
Makes: 1 serving

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.

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  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, then shake well until frosty.
  4. Optional: On a small plate, spread pink salt in a ring, wet rim of glass and dip rim into sea salt to coat.
  5. Using a fine mesh sieve or strainer, pour slowly into a tall iced tea glass.
  6. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint, a cube of watermelon and a thin slice of lime.