1 8-lb. watermelon, flesh cut into 1" cubes ¼ cup sugar 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, halved ½ cup lime juice 2 cups silver tequila
Separate ¼ of the watermelon cubes and freeze. Purée the remaining watermelon and strain; you should have about 8 cups juice. Boil sugar and ¼ cup water in a 1-qt. saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Add Scotch bonnet pepper halves and let syrup cool; strain into a pitcher. Stir in watermelon juice and frozen cubes, lime juice, and tequila.