Drink of the Week: Watermelon Fire Margarita

This week, we set out to find a cocktail that dared to be different than the scores of local “summer” signatures. What we discovered was one of Wildwood’s best kept secrets and an ideal choice for those who like cocktails with a kick. The Watermelon Fire Margarita is an original creation of Tavern by the Bay. The Watermelon Fire Margarita is created using tequila, juice of a half of a lime, freshly muddled watermelon, and agave syrup, finished with the key ingredient – habanero sauce. The habanero is optional but definitely encouraged. The sweet flavor of the summer watermelon paired with the spicy finish of habanero made for an epic taste sensation with each sip. Plus, this signature is served in one of Tavern by the Bay’s oversized margarita glasses, so there’s plenty of delicious tasting to complete.

Sample this fiery favorite for yourself at Tavern by the Bay’s daily Happy Hour from 4 to 6:00 p.m. with $4 House Drinks, $4 Wines and $1.50 Coors Light, Miller Light and Yuengling. For dinner with a view, head upstairs onto the Tavern’s rooftop deck for panoramic views of the Wildwoods and surrounding waterways and absolutely stunning sunsets. Weekend dinner specials include Prime Rib and Parmesan crusted salmon with Mango Salsa.