Spicy Watermelon Mezcal Cocktail Recipe

Spicy Watermelon Mezcal Cocktail Recipe

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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