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Spicy Watermelon Mezcal Margarita

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 2 ounces spicy margarita mix see below
  • 1 ounce fresh watermelon juice
  • salt for the rim
  • lots of ice especially for a frozen version

Instructions

  1. Line the rim of small glass with lime juice and dip in coarse salt to coat. Then add the mezcal, tequila, and spicy margarita mix. Give that a stir and then fill the glass so it's 2/3 full with ice. Pour the watermelon juice over the top, and if needed you splash on a little more than 1 ounce so the glass is full (this is why I like to add this last)

  2. For the spicy margarita mix, simply combine 1 cup lime juice, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup of water, and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne in a small pot. Heat over medium heat and whisk constantly until the sugar had fully dissolved. Store in a jar or container that can be sealed and refrigerated.

  3. For the fresh watermelon juice, simply blend watermelon pieces and then strain through a fine mesh strainer.

  4. For a frozen version, just add the above recipe plus another handful or two of ice to a blender and blend until smooth like a slushy.

Recipe Notes

You can use all mezcal as opposed to 1:1 mezcal and tequila. It's up to you. I just like to mix them as it usually tastes a bit more balanced to me but it also depends on the type of mezcal and tequila.