Jalisco Sweet Heat - tequila, watermelon, hot pepper jelly, lemon juice
Jalisco Sweet Heat – tequila, watermelon, hot pepper jelly, lemon juice

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 Drink Recipe

Jalisco Sweet Heat – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1-1/2 ounce Camarena Silver Tequila

4 large pieces Watermelon (1” x 1-1/2”)

1 Tablespoon Hot Pepper Jelly

1/2 ounce 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.

The Jalisco Sweet Heat watermelon drink recipe was commissioned by representatives of Camarena Tequila as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Camarena Tequila on this site and at tequilacamarena.com and by following Camarena Tequila on Facebook and Twitter.

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Jalisco Sweet Heat