Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen brings us a dangerously good summer cocktail.
Watermelon always reminds me of my friend Christie, who went through a major pink and green phase in the beginning of college. Not in a manic panic way, but in an adorable sweater and blouse, or socks and oxfords way. Currently, she's channelling Janelle Monae + Solange, so you can imagine what a sartorial bad ass she is. So this margarita is dedicated to her, my sweet pink and green friend.
And do I even need to talk about why this drink tastes good? Watermelon + lime + spice + booze = YES ALWAYS. This is such a delicious and simple summer cocktail. Enjoy!
3 ounces jalapeño infused tequila (or regular repesado tequila)
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1/2 cup chopped watermelon
1 handful ice
To infuse your own tequila, simply combine 1 sliced jalapeno, seeds and all, with 3 cups repesado tequila. The longer it sits, the spicier it will get, so I always have extra plain tequila on hand in case I need to knock back the heat a little bit when mixing. Let it infuse for at least 24 hours.
To make the margarita, combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. If you prefer it over the rocks, blend together all of the ingredients other than the ice, strain, and pour over ice. Enjoy!
For more delicious recipes from Claire, head to The Kitchy Kitchen.