Warm summer days call for cool sips to beat the hit. Jalisco sweet heat brings fresh watermelon flavor with tinge of heat mingling with succulent sweetness. The sweet heat pairing gives this drink a hit of straight from the vine freshness clear down to the blush of the rind.
Jalisco Sweet Heat – created by Cheri Loughlin
4 large pieces Watermelon (1” x 1-1/2”)
1 Tablespoon Hot Pepper Jelly
1/2 measure Lemon Juice
Muddle watermelon, jelly and lemon juice in mixing glass. Add tequila and ice. Shake vigorously to completely blend mixture. Double strain into large rocks glass over fresh ice.
Want the rush of Jalisco Sweet Heat when fresh watermelon is out of season? Bottled watermelon juice found in the refrigerated juice section substitute for fresh watermelon in a pinch, but it is not quite as sweet and deeply flavored as fresh watermelon. Add approximately 1/4 to 1/3 measure Watermelon Schnapps to the recipe to make up for the flavor difference.
Cocktail Recipe commissioned by Camarena Tequila Representatives