As soon as I spotted Organic Jalapeño Limeade in the aisle of TJ’s, I knew it was destined to become some kind of cocktail. Not long after that shopping excursion, I came home from work to this incredible surprise from my husband– flowers and Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Limeade Watermelon Margaritas waiting for me.
There were something like 3 days left in the hardest school year of my 30-year teaching career, and I was struggling. This sweet little surprise helped give me a much-needed boost.
But, you don’t have to be a hot mess to mix up one of these Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Limeade Watermelon Margaritas. This cocktail is perfect for casual summer sippin’.
How to Make Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Limeade Watermelon Margaritas
Use a blender or juicer to make fresh watermelon juice. You’ll need 4 ounces of watermelon juice to make 2 margaritas. Strain the watermelon juice into a container through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any pulp.
Using Trader Joe’s Organic Jalapeño Limeade makes this recipe super easy, because it already contains the jalapeño flavoring and the sweetener, but if you don’t have access to it, you could substitute jalapeño simple syrup. I’ve included the instructions for making the syrup, and the adjustments, on the recipe card below.
To make 2 Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Limeade Watermelon Margaritas, add 4 ounces each of watermelon juice and tequila, 2 ounces fresh lime juice, and 3 ounces Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Organic Limeade into two rocks glasses with salted rims, and stir to combine.
Fill the glasses to the top with ice.
Garnish with fresh watermelon wedges, and cocktail umbrellas if you’re feeling extra fancy!
That’s it! Wasn’t that easy?
This drink has the perfect amount of fruity sweetness with a hint of spicy in the background. As we head into summer, it’s exactly the simple recipe you need in your cocktail repertoire.
Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Limeade Watermelon Margaritas
- 4 ounces watermelon juice
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3 ounces Trader Joe's Jalapeño Limeade
- watermelon wedges for garnish
- salt for the rim
- Wet the rim of two rocks glass with the edge of a lime wedge, then dip in salt to rim the glasses.
- Add watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, and Trader Joe's Jalapeño Limeade to two glasses, then stir to combine. Fill glasses to the top with ice.
- Alternatively you could add the ingredients into a shaker, fill halfway up with ice, then shake to chill.
- Garnish with watermelon wedges and cocktail umbrellas if you're really feeling fancy!
Jalapeño Simple SyrupAdd 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to a small saucepan. Slice 1 jalapeño and add it to the pan. If you want less heat in your margaritas, remove the ribs and seeds from the jalapeño before adding to the pan. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Cool, strain the jalapeño syrup into a mason jar or container with a lid, then refrigerate. This will make enough syrup for several margaritas, so you can easily keep it in your fridge for more cocktails another night.
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