After making these super duper easy and delicious jalapeno basil tequila soaked watermelon wedges—you will absolutely be the talk of the town. Your pals have never tasted anything so unique, refreshing and so…well, un-tequila-ish!
Trust us when we say you will be pleasantly surprised and do not need to be a tequila lover to enjoy this edible cocktail! It is sweet and refreshing with a little kick and no heavy alcohol taste!
It just takes a few minutes to concoct the tequila simple syrup, and there is plenty of alcohol lingering in the sauce—even after it’s heated. Then all you have to do is wedge your melon, place the wedges on a tray then drizzle the tequila syrup on top. Allow the watermelon to absorb the syrup for at least 45 minutes to an hour, then get ready to par-tay!
Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges Recipe
- 1 watermelon, seedless, individual cut into 1" thick wedges
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 jalapeño, sliced
- 5 large fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- Arrange watermelon in a single layer in a large baking dish. Bring sugar, water, jalapeno, basil, tequila and triple sec to a boil in a saucepan. Cook for about 1 minute until sugar dissolves. Let cool then pour syrup over watermelon wedges and refrigerate for 45 minutes–1 hour.
- Remove watermelon from syrup and arrange on a platter. Enjoy!
For an extra special touch, have some coarse sea salt nearby so guests can sprinkle their watermelon wedge with a savory punch!