Spicy Watermelon Margarita

With the crisp sweetness of watermelon and the spicy kick of serrano chile, this is a delicious way to dress up a classic Margarita recipe for summertime.

10 1/4-inch cubes of fresh watermelon
1/3 serrano chile, sliced
1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. Corralejo silver tequila
1 oz. fresh watermelon juice
1 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
Splash Cointreau
Tools: muddler, shaker
Glass: Collins
Garnish: lime wheel; optional salted rim

Muddle the chile, lime juice and watermelon in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients, fill with ice and shake well. Pour into a Collins glass, top with additional ice if needed and garnish.

Brooke Williamson, Hudson House, Redondo Beach, California