Warm Up With This Perfect Watermelon Margarita Recipe

With the days getting shorter and darker, it's safe to say you're probably in need of a tropical vacation. But what if you don't have the time or funds to actually book a trip? Fret not; we've got you covered. We teamed up with Bai to create a watermelon margarita that will have you convinced you're sitting on a sunny beach, waves crashing, and drink in hand (momentarily, at least…). Simply follow these easy steps below to feel like you've escaped winter.

Warming Watermelon Margarita

For the infused tequila…
8 oz tequila
2 serrano peppers (sliced with seeds removed)

For the final cocktail...
1 cup watermelon chunks
1.5 oz Bai Kula Watermelon
.75 oz fresh-squeezed and strained lime juice
1 oz elderflower liqueur
Slice of watermelon

For the infused tequila…
1. In an airtight container, pour 8 ounces of tequila and add 2 sliced serrano peppers (with the seeds removed).
2. Allow the peppers to sit in the tequila for 3-6 hours, depending on your level of desired spice.

For the final cocktail...
1. Add watermelon chunks to blender and blend until smooth.
2. Add 1 oz serrano-infused tequila, Bai Kula Watermelon, lime juice, blended watermelon, and elderflower liqueur to a cocktail shaker 3/4 full of ice.
3. Shake for 15-20 seconds, and then strain over a glass full of ice.
4. Garnish with watermelon slice and enjoy!

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