While I am not a huge fan of tequila, or even watermelon, we are having a watermelon festival this weekend in my city, and I thought I’d get into the spirit and give it a shot. This recipe from Serious Eats also tells you how to rim the glass with chile powder, but I just added a dash to the drink itself.
- 1 cup cubed ripe watermelon, seeds removed
- 2 ounces blanco tequila
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
Here we go:
Juice watermelon or muddle well in a cocktail shaker to yield 2 ounces watermelon juice. Strain and discard solids.
Add 2 ounces watermelon juice, tequila, 1/2 ounce lime juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well. Fill rimmed serving glass with ice and strain drink into the glass. Serve immediately.
With all the different flavors blended together, including the chile powder, this was a rather tasty – and perfectly summery – cocktail!