Sip on this Grilled Watermelon Margarita with Smoked Serrano Infused Tequila, a sweet smokey cocktail balancing adult flavors perfect for summer nights.
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Serrano Infused Tequila
- 2 serrano peppers, cleaned, stemmed and seeded
- 1/8 cup peppercorns, pink and black
- 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
- 16 oz blanco tequila
Grilled Watermelon Margaritas
- 1/2 small seedless watermelon, sliced into wedges
- 1 tsp coarse ground sea salt, plus salt for rimming glasses if desired
- Serrano Infused Blanco Tequila
- Anejo Tequila
- Watermelon Lemonade
- Basil leaves for garnish
For the Serrano Infused Tequila
- Char the serrano peppers over medium high heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Slice the serrano peppers into long thin strips.
- Place in an airtight resealable container and add the peppercorns and salt. Cover with tequila and allow to sit over night.
- Strain the infused tequila with a fine mesh sieve into a clean jar to store.
For the Grilled Watermelon Margaritas
- Sprinkle the salt over the watermelon on both sides and grill over medium high heat 3 to 5 minutes per side, until smokey char marks form.
- Remove from heat and arrange onto a platter. Season with additional salt if desired.
- When cooled a bit, cube up several slices of the watermelon.
- If salting the rim of your glasses, do so now. Add ice and several grilled watermelon cubes.
- Pour in 3 oz Serrano infused tequila, 1 oz Anejo tequila and top off with the watermelon lemonade.
- Garish with a piece of cubed watermelon wrapped in a basil leaf, securing with a pick. Serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 345 Sodium: 587mg Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 27g Protein: 2g