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Spicy Watermelon Paloma

Watermelon Paloma

This Watermelon Paloma is such a great summer drink. It's refreshing and fruity with a hint of bitterness from the Aperol and a little chilli kick!

Course Cocktails, Drinks
Keyword Cocktails, Drinks, Spring, Summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 drinks


  • Flaky salt and chilli flakes
  • 90 ml Silver or Blanco Tequila
  • 50 ml Aperol
  • 100 ml fresh ruby grapefruit juice
  • 100 ml fresh watermelon juice
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • Dash of soda or ginger beer
  • Ice cubes, plus extra to serve
  • Extra watermelon, for garnish


  1. Pour a generous amount of flaky salt and chilli flakes onto a small plate and stir to combine. Line the rims of two glasses with lime juice and gently dip the rims into the salt/chilli mixture.
  2. Combine the silver tequila, Aperol, grapefruit juice, watermelon juice and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Add extra ice to your serving glasses and using a strainer, pour the cocktail evenly between the glasses. Top up with a dash of soda or ginger beer and garnish with a thin slice of watermelon.