I recently became obsessed with cachaça and love using it in summer cocktails.  This cocktail screams summer with the use of watermelon! The watermelon adds a refreshing and tasty component to this drink.  While summer is heating up so is this drink with the addition of jalapenos.  I really need a serious intervention when it comes to spicy peppers.  I love spicy peppers in everything and I am so obsessed that I am contemplating a spicy boozy milkshake.  Yes, I have lost my marbles and probably need someone to take away all peppers in my sight.  Anyway, this is the perfect summer cocktail and would be great turned into a punch!  A spicy watermelon and cachaça punch will cool down your summer days and heat up your summer nights! Cheers to summer and friends!

Recipe:  Spicy Cachaca and Watermelon Cooler

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Cachaca

1 lime, cut in half

1 teaspoon of sugar

3 slices of jalapeno (2 for drink and 1 for garnish)

½ cup of watermelon, chopped

3 watermelon balls

½ cup of ice

Garnish: watermelon balls, jalapeno slice, and sugared rim

Instructions:

In a metal mixing glass combine cachaca, lime, sugar, and jalapeno

Add ice to serving glass

Muddle mixture and strain into serving glass

Blend chopped watermelon until it is in a liquid form

Strain watermelon mixture into serving glass

Stir mixture

Garnish: watermelon balls, jalapeno slice, and sugared rim

Serves: 1