Since we all have to stay hydrated in these scorching summer temps…why not quench our thirst with something exciting? Jess here, with today’s edition of The Perfect Bite, and this is hydration with a kick!  Puréed watermelon and pineapple make up this sweet & spicy, jalapeno-infused mocktail.  It’s the perfect refreshment for weekend brunch and makes an ideal evening cocktail (spiked with a healthy dose of tequila!) Follow the jump for the recipe, and we’d love to know: What are some of your favorite ways to stay hydrated this summer?

Spicy Sunrise Mocktail

3 cups diced watermelon

1 ½ cups diced pineapple

½ green jalapeno, seeded and sliced

juice of ½ lemon

dash of sea salt

  1. Puree watermelon and pineapple in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add jalapeno, lemon and salt and blend until liquefied.
  3. Serve in a chilled glass.
  4. Garnish with slice of jalapeno, watermelon and pineapple.

*Serves 2

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Jess Simpson