The Story Behind The Spicy Flamingo

This cocktail is a riff on the Spicy Margarita, adding fresh watermelon juice to complement the sourness of lime and replace the sweetness of triple sec. A little chili salt sprinkled over the watermelon wedge adds a hot foil to the cocktail’s fruity flavors.


  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime
  • 1 ounce fresh watermelon juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave
  • Garnish: chili salt topped watermelon wedge


  1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a double Old Fashioned glass over a 2x2-inch ice cube.
  3. Garnish with watermelon wedge and chili salt.

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Updated: 2024-04-22

The Spicy Flamingo