For episode three of our Make the Best of It! video series, we're catching up with the folks at Loaded Cannon Distillery, a pirate-themed booze manufacturer that opened in Lakewood Ranch last summer. Via Zoom, Michelle Russell introduces us to the distillery's new jalapeño vodka and shows us how to use it instead of tequila as a base for a summer-friendly cocktail that's perfect for the poolside. Find the full recipe below the video.

Loaded Cannon Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients

2 oz. Anney's Blade Jalapeño Vodka
3/4 oz. triple sec
6 large watermelon cubes
2 oz. sour mix

Directions

1. Place all ingredients in a shaker and shake for two minutes.

2. Strain through a screened strainer over fresh ice.

3. Garnish with watermelon and/or jalapeño slices.

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