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Watermelon Basil Margarita

Watermelon Basil Margarita | Chili Sugar Rim

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Refreshing, sweet watermelon with herbaceous basil are the perfect flavors for a summertime margarita!  The Chili Sugar Rim brings the spice and nice!



Watermelon Basil Margarita

  • 3/4 cup watermelon pieces (cubed)
  • 8 leaves fresh basil
  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp triple sec
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice

Chili Sugar Rim

  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


Watermelon Basil Margarita

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add watermelon, basil and a few pieces of ice.  Muddle until watermelon is well juiced and basil is torn.
  2. Add agave, triple sec, and lime juice and fill with ice.  Cover and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  3. Rub the edge of the glass with a fresh lime wedge or lightly dip the glass in fresh lime juice.  Dip in Chili Sugar Rim mixture and move glass around to fully coat.
  4. Double strain using the cocktail tea strainer into the freshly rimmed glass.  Finish with fresh ice.

Chili Sugar Rim

  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar, chili powder and cayenne pepper.  Stir to combine.  Empty onto a small plate.
  • Category: Cocktails, Drinks, Margaritas
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