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how to make a spicy watermelon chelada
From Garden to Table
Seasonal September Recipe: Featuring watermelon and lime
By Home Cook: Romina Valdivia | @itsrominoms
- 1 seedless watermelon, cut in chunks
- 1 limes
- 1 can of beer (Corona, Modelo, or your favourite lager)
- Small bottle of hot sauce
- Small bottle tajin
- Optional: Honey
With a large sharp knife, carefully cut the watermelon. Be sure to reserve a few triangle slices with the rind on for garnish. Cut the remainder into large chunks.
Add the watermelon chunks into a blender and blend until completely smooth. Optional: sweeten with honey if desired.
Strain the juice through a sieve to rid of any bits of white seeds or pulp and store the juice in a container.
Build the drink by rimming a tall glass with tajin. Then fill a quarter of the glass with watermelon juice, add beer, and a couple dashes of hot sauce. Garnish with a watermelon wedge dipped in more tajin.