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The Spicy Honeydew Margarita

May 5, 2017 (Last Updated: January 29, 2019)

This spicy honeydew margarita is such a special spin on the classic. It’s both spicy and refreshing with a beautiful emerald green color!

A green margarita, garnished with honey dew, jalapeño, lime and pink flowers on a black table with limes and flowers in the background.

My favorite mellon, by far, is Honeydew. It has such a delicate flavor, so yummy and sweet, and it turns my cocktails the most beautiful color green! I also love when my cocktails have a bit of spice, so this cocktail is perfect for anyone who wants to likes a margarita with a sweet and spicy twist.

A nice tip is to make your very own salt for the rim, rather than simply using kosher salt! Just a little pink salt, smoked Spanish paprika and cayenne pepper makes the yummiest, spicy margarita salt!

A closeup of a small bowl of pink salt and spices next to a margarita and a pink flower on a black table.

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The Spicy Honeydew Margarita

This spicy honeydew margarita is such a special spin on the classic. It's both spicy and refreshing with a beautiful emerald green color!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cinco de mayo
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 174kcal


  • 1 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau - or Triple sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounces fresh honeydew juice
  • 1 jalapeño pepper - chopped
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • Smoked Spanish paprika - a few dashes
  • Cayenne pepper - a few dashes


  • Juice some of your honeydew. If you don’t have a juicer, but you do have a food processor, chop your honeydew in the food processor till it’s nothing but mush. Pour into a mesh strainer, and press the juice through the strainer with a spoon. If you have cheese cloth, you can further squeeze the juice out of the pulp.
  • Juice your lime.
  • Mix your salt & spices. Pour your salt into a little mixing bowl and add a few shakes of cayenne pepper and smoked Spanish paprika. Mix together and pour onto a surface.
  • Rim your glass with lime juice and dip your edges into the salt/spice blend.
  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker with tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, honeydew juice and chopped jalapeños.
  • Shake vigorously, remove the top and pour margarita with ice into your glass.


Serving: 1Cocktail | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 1919mg | Potassium: 64mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 30.2mg

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