Sunday, September 16, 2012

Skinny and Spicy Watermelon Margarita #SundaySupper Mexican Fiesta

Happy Día de Independencia (Mexican Independence Day)! This week's sunday supper is a Mexican Fiesta to honor this day. I love Mexican cuisine and have never turned my nose to a margarita. I had to share my favorite margarita recipe with you today - a Skinny & Spicy Watermelon Margarita.
There is honestly no better margarita than this. The sweetness of the watermelon cools down the spiciness of the Jalapeno. During watermelon season, you can use fresh watermelon juice which is very healthy for you (don't load it with sugar - use agave or honey to sweeten it up). When watermelon's aren't easily accessible, Minute Maid makes a really nice watermelon juice which has 100 calories per 8oz (you only need 5oz for this recipe).

Start off by chopping up half a jalapeno. You can also use a serrano pepper if you like the heat. Muddle the pepper in a martini shaker with one package of splenda and 1-2 oz of water. Add 1 1/2 oz of silver tequila, the juice of 1 1/2 lime and 4 oz of watermelon juice. Shake up and drain into a cup with ice.

Skinny and Spicy Watermelon Margarita's
1 1/2 oz silver tequila
5 oz watermelon juice
3/4 juiced lime
1/2 chopped jalapeno or serrano pepper
1 packet of splenda

If you made fresh watermelon juice, you will have plenty left over. So make watermelon pops with basil or make melon ice cubes! Add those cubes to champagne. You will thank me later for that.


Join us around the family table this week for our #SundaySupper Mexican Fiesta - this is a party that you won't want to miss. We hope to inspire you with these mouthwatering recipes from our talented contributors. We will be sharing them all day long and would love for you to share your favorite Mexican and Mexican-inspired recipes during our #SundaySupper live chat at 7pm (Eastern).

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35 comments:

  1. I´ll take your word that it´s the best and wait for watermelon season. Great twist on a margarita! Have a nice sunday!

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    1. Paula, if you like watermelon, try the juice that Minute Maid makes. I use that in my martini's. It isn't full of sugar and is a really refreshing juice with cocktails.

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  2. These look very Summery. I am allergic to artificial sweeteners but I would imagine if I used fresh in season watermelon I might not need the added sugar.

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    1. If you can do natural sugars, you would need to do a teaspoon. Or if you like spicy food, you may not need it at all! I am a wimp with spices, which is the reason I sweeten it up. Or you can use honey or agave!

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  3. Watermelon margaritas are awesome! I wonder if 11am is too early to have one? ;)

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    1. I'm sure there is a 11am clause somewhere that says it's never too early to have a watermelon margarita. It is fruit ;)

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  4. Would be great if I could eat watermelon. I love it and miss it but it does not agree with me.

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    1. Oh no Renne! I would be so sad :( Can you do any melon? I did try an avocado margarita this weekend. I normally don't do frozen margs but this one was amazing!!!

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  5. Love the spicy sweet combo. Great idea for the leftover watermelon juice frozen into popsicles.

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    1. Thank you! The spice gives it a little kick and the watermelon cools it down. I could drink many of these!

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  6. My sister loves Margaritas, and I'm forwarding her this recipe. The ice pops are a wonderful idea as well.

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    1. Thank you for forwarding to your sister! I love my ice pop maker.

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  7. I love watermelon margaritas!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! You will have to let me know what you think of this one!

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  8. I love margaritas, and I love watermelon - so want this right now!

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  9. Such a great combo. Love the drink and also the pops. Such a cool idea for the leftovers.

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    1. Thanks Kim! I love making the cubes or pops with the leftovers.

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    1. They are SO good!!! I tried it for the first time at Roy's then made it my own recipe to skinny it up some. These things are dangerous.

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  11. This sounds like such a refreshing cocktail - I totally want to try one out!

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    1. They are so good. I vision us drinking these at the pool next summer!

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  12. Sold! This seriously does sound like an amazing combo for a margarita. And that paleta, well, I love paletas!!

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    1. They are really good Heather :) Give them a a try!

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  13. I love watermelon beverages and this one as a margarita? Yum!

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    1. Watermelon was my thing this summer. I loved it in salads and all sorts of beverages. One of the many things I will miss about summertime!

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  14. Chili in Margaritas sounds awesome. Love spicy food and drinks

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    1. It's such a good way to kick up the sour of the margarita.

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  15. Ooh, a spicy, watermelon margarita...I love it! Here's a toast to you withour #Sunday Supper margaritas :)

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  16. oooh I love the idea for the watermelon pops. You can even make ice cubes with it and put it in your margarita!

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  17. OMG Those look so pretty !! and underneath all the pink hides a spicy kick ! love it !

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