Watermelon Margaritas with Spicy Rimmer

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Spicy rimmer:

1 tbsp. kosher flaked salt for margaritas (12.5g)

1 tbsp. sugar (12.5g)

1 tsp. chili powder (2g)

1 packet dried lime or lemon juice (.8g – optional)

Freshly cut lime wedge


2 cups fresh watermelon (300g)

2 oz. freshly squeezed-lime juice (60ml)

2 oz. tequila (60ml)

2 oz orange liqueur (60ml)


Fresh mint for garnish


To make the rimmer, combine the salt, sugar, chili powder and dried lime juice on a shallow plate and stir to combine well.

Before serving the margarita, rub the rim of the margarita glass with the lime wedge to moisten. Invert the glass and press the rim into the salt mixture coating well. Set aside.

To make watermelon margaritas on the rocks, combine the watermelon, lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur in a blender. (Don’t worry about the watermelon seeds.) Puree well. Using a mesh strainer placed over a pitcher, strain the puree to remove the pulp and seeds.

Add ice to the prepared glasses and pour over the Watermelon Margarita. Serve immediately garnished with mint.

For frozen Watermelon Margaritas, prepare the margaritas as directed about. Return the strained prepared juice to the blender along with 2-4 cups of ice. Puree until slushy. Pour into the prepared glass and garnish with mint.