Spicy Watermelon Mezcal Cocktail Recipe

Spicy Watermelon Mezcal Cocktail Recipe

4.7 from 12 reviews

Watermelon screams summer and sunlight and lazy days by the pool, but watermelon actually has its place any time of year, even at a Los Angeles Christmas cocktail party. Here in Southern California, and I’m sure in many other places (like, say, Mexico), we have a tradition of eating tamales on Christmas. And what would go better with a tamale at a holiday party than a sweet, smoky, spicy cocktail of watermelon juice and mezcal? So basically you can’t go wrong this delicious concoction any time of year.



2 oz mezcal

1 oz fresh lime juice (juice from about 3/4 of a lime)

2 oz Tropicana Watermelon juice

1/2 oz agave nectar

20 cilantro leaves

1 fresno chili


Muddle mezcal, lime juice, watermelon juice, agave, cilantro leaves, and about 1/4 of a fresno chili in a cocktail shaker

Add ice and shake shake shake

Strain into two glasses filled with ice

Garnish with cilantro, 2 sliced chili rings per glass, and a hunk (the stem end is prettiest) of a fresno chili (seeds removed)


Keywords: Mezcal, watermelon, spicy cocktail