Sandia en Fuego (a.k.a. the best Watermelon Margaritas!)

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Sandia en Fuego (a.k.a. the best Watermelon Margaritas of your life!) are a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet. This is going to be your cocktail of choice all summer long!

Fresh watermelon meets Serrano peppers along with a splash of tequila to make this absolutely unforgettable drink. Spicy heat with sweet watermelon? Yes, PLEASE!

Sandia En Fuego (a.k.a. the best spicy margarita ever!)

I first tried this cocktail while on the Caribbean Princess and I liked it so much I may have shared it with you on Instagram more than once.

Several of you even messaged me right away while I was still on the ship asking if I would please share that recipe! Yes, it really is that good.

You'll find all the best drinks at Good Spirits At Sea onboard the Caribbean Princess! read all about it and get the recipe for the Sandia en Fuego cocktails - a.k.a. the best Watermelon Margaritas ever at barefeetinthekitchen.com

I am excited to be sharing these Sandia en Fuego margaritas (a.k.a. Watermelon In Fire Margaritas) with you today. If you like spicy heat, this is about to become your new favorite cocktail.

Sandia en Fuego was my favorite drink on the cruise ship. (If I consider the Dirty Banana a dessert – I can get away with having two favorites, right?)

Sandia En Fuego (a.k.a. the best spicy margarita ever!) is easy to make and unforgettable!

I hunted high and low for ripe watermelon so that I could share these with you as soon as I was back home from the Caribbean. So, as difficult as it was, (as in not at all difficult) I came home and made the cocktail to share with Sean and also to share with all of you.

If you haven’t watched an episode of Good Spirits, you’ll want to do that. I hadn’t heard of the show before we sailed and I was so glad we were able to experience Good Spirits At Sea.

All the ingredients for the Sandia En Fuego Margarita!

If you’re fortunate enough to sail on the Caribbean Princess or any other ship with Good Spirits at Sea, I highly recommend checking it out. The atmosphere is so much fun and the cocktail making is an experience in and of itself.

There’s a whole presentation for each drink on the ship and bits of each episode are shown each time one of the specialty cocktails are ordered. The enticing Sandia en Fuego is inspired by a cruise to the Yucatan.

Sandia En Fuego is the best margarita I have ever tasted. Get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

These drinks are created especially for the show and the research that goes into each ingredient is fascinating. I love a truly excellent flavor pairing and these pairings were spot on.

The Sandia en Fuego was my favorite specialty cocktail onboard. (It was Rebecca’s favorite too and we’ve both loved this recipe for watermelon margaritas!) Lucky for all of us, it’s easy as can be to make and Princess Cruises was happy to share the recipe.

Cruising with friends is the best way to truly relax!

If I haven’t talked your ears off about this cruise yet, let me just say that making time to spend with your best girlfriends is priceless. My sister Jenny met up with Rebecca, Christi, and me to sail with us and we spent almost the entire trip at each other’s sides.

Oh! Did I mention that these margaritas pair well with pudding? Just thought you should know, in case you’re traveling with a little old lady named Rebecca who requires pudding as frequently as humanly possible.

It was an awesome added bonus to have my girls Courtney, Tanya, Hayley, Rachael, and Rebecca there with us too! Food, great drinks, and an abundance of time to relax? What more can you ask for?

The Best Ever Watermelon Margaritas - Sandia En Fuego cocktails are incredible!

I recommend swinging by the store today to grab the ingredients. That way we can both be sipping Sandia en Fuegos on our front porches tonight.

Ingredients for Sandia en Fuego (a.k.a. Best Ever Watermelon Margaritas)

  • 4-6 slices fresh Serrano Pepper
  • Fresh watermelon cubes – about 1 1/2 cups
  • 3 ounces Reposado Tequila
  • 1.5 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 ounce agave syrup
  • Volcanic black salt

Sandia En Fuego Margarita Recipe

Sandia en Fuego Recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the watermelon and the Serrano pepper. Add tequila, lime juice, and agave. Fill with ice. Shake until frosted and ice cold.
  2. Salt rim of a rocks glass with volcanic salt. Fill with ice. Strain and pour over ice. Garnish with Serrano pepper slice and a watermelon cube.

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Sandia En Fuego is the best margarita I have ever tasted. Get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Sandia en Fuego

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 4-6 slices fresh serrano pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon cubes
  • 3 ounces Reposado tequila
  • 1.5 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 ounce agave syrup
  • Volcanic black salt

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the watermelon and the Serrano pepper. Add tequila, lime juice, and agave. Fill with ice. Shake until frosted and ice cold.
  • Salt rim of a rocks glass with volcanic salt. Fill with ice. Strain and pour over ice. Garnish with Serrano pepper slice and a watermelon cube.

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal · Carbohydrates: 26g · Sodium: 3mg · Potassium: 152mg · Sugar: 21g · Vitamin A: 650IU · Vitamin C: 16.5mg · Calcium: 8mg · Iron: 0.3mg
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Sandia en Fuego (a.k.a. the best Watermelon Margaritas of your life!) get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Princess Cruises to share my travels with you. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. For more information about Princess Cruises and/or to book a cruise visit their website.

Take my advice and try these sooner than later. Sandia en Fuego (a.k.a. the best Watermelon Margarita of your life!) is likely to be your favorite drink all summer long!

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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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