Spicy Watermelon Margarita Recipe

We love many things at the Bluff — the way the Spanish moss drifts lazily off hundred-year-old live oaks, the sparkle of the sunlight dancing off the May River at dawn, the scent of salt and marsh that pungently permeates throughout the community — oh, and how a cocktail on the porch can erase the stress of any day.

As porching is a verb at the Bluff — no really, we list it as an activity, and rightly so — we take our porching rituals seriously, and the cocktails that accompany this sacred time are just as significant. If taking a load off and sitting a spell is just what the doctor ordered, then you’ve come to the right place. Mosey on over to the River House porch for a refreshing Spicy Mint Watermelon Margarita made especially for our Bluff guests. With the sweet juices from a summer watermelon and the bite of a dash of red chili powder, this margarita will be the perfect punctuation to your afternoon of porching. And once you become hooked on the tangy, piquant flavors of this margarita, you’ll definitely want to make it at home.

From all of us at the Bluff, cheers.

Spicy Mint Watermelon Margarita

1.5oz Don Julio Blanco Rum

.5oz Triple Sec

2oz of Watermelon Puree (recipe below)

Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a lowball glass and garnish with a mint leaf and a cube of watermelon.

Watermelon Puree

Add chunks of seedless watermelon in a blender, sprinkle with red chili powder, and a few leafs of mint. Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until mint leafs and watermelon are liquefied.


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We are thrilled to announce that power has been restored to Palmetto Bluff and the community will reopen on Friday. Please check the hours of operation for any restaurants or facilities you plan to visit as we are working to re-open all of them very soon. Thank you to everyone who has helped re-open our beautiful community and we look forward to hosting you at the Bluff.