John's Cocktail: Spicy Watermelon Margarita

John says, “Summer’s not over until you say it is, so keep the season going with this fresh, fruity cocktail.”
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spicy watermelon margarita garnished with cilantro

Recipe by John Cusimano

  • Makes 2 cocktailsServings


  • 6 slices of jalapeño chile
  • 4 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 4 oz. tequila blanco
  • 3 oz. fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice (from about 1 lime)
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 sprigs fresh cilantro, for garnish


In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, using a muddler or wooden spoon, muddle the chile slices. Add the liqueur, tequila, watermelon juice, and lime juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain the cocktail into 2 rocks glasses filled with ice. Garnish with the cilantro sprigs.