Spicy Watermelon Shooters

Recipe Makes eight 1 oz shooters

 

At the apex of summer refreshment, fluorescent booze-spiked slushies shimmer like a vacancy sign on an empty highway. To keep sugar and alcohol levels at a happy medium, we zipped these refreshing watermelon margaritas in the blender with nothing more than watermelon, ice, lime juice and tequila. A hint of savory smokiness from the chili powder-salt rim elevates the flavor and complexity. Top each shooter with a micro slice of green jalapeño and a float of cannabis tincture for a spicy and medicinal bite of summer fun.

 

Ingredients

½ small seedless watermelon or ¼ of a large watermelon

2 oz fresh lime juice

2 oz tequila

1 jalapeño, thinly sliced and seeds removed

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon chili powder

 

Directions

Scoop red flesh from watermelon and process chunks in a blender for 30 seconds. Pour juice through a fine mesh sieve into a liquid measuring cup. Add tequila and lime juice.

Prepare the shot glasses: Combine kosher salt and chili powder (add more as needed, keeping 1:1 ratio) in a shallow dish. Run a wedge of lime around the top of each glass before dipping in the salt-chili powder combination. Fill each shot glass with watermelon margarita mixture. Top with a thin slice of jalapeño, being diligent to remove seeds. Finally, add 0.25 mg of your favorite cannabis tincture to each shooter. I always use a CBD tincture when combining with alcohol, but use your own discretion and be sure to appropriately label the drinks. Cheers!

 

By Nora Mounce

Emerald contributor since January 1970

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