I used to think my dad was crazy when he put salt on his watermelon. Though I still wouldn’t do that while eating it, I’d definitely recommended it when drinking it. This watermelon cocktail with a touch of salt and spice is perfect for July. So grab a watermelon and get to it!
I’m editor of Liqurious, and this recipe was part of a series of “market fresh” seasonal cocktail recipes we developed for Patron’s Cocktail Lab a while back.
5 one-inch cubes of fresh watermelon
a pinch of kosher salt
a pinch of cayenne
3/4 oz. lime juice
3/4 oz. agave nectar
2 oz. silver tequila
Muddle the watermelon, salt, and cayenne. Add lime juice, agave nectar, and tequila along with ice and shake. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with a mixture of salt and cayenne.