Spicy Watermelon Cocktail



  • 1 c. Blanco tequila
  • 1/2 c. mezcal
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved, plus slices for garnish
  • 3 c. cubed seedless watermelon (preferably from small watermelons)
  • 6 tbsp. fresh lime juice, plus wedges for garnish
  • 6 tbsp. simple syrup



  1. Combine tequila, mezcal, and jalapeño in a jar or bowl. Let stand at least 20 minutes or up to 1 hour. Discard jalapeño. 
  2. Place watermelon in a pitcher and muddle until broken down. Add tequila mixture, lime juice, and simple syrup. Serve chilled in pitcher or a hollowed-out watermelon over ice garnished with jalapeño slices and lime wedges.

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