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Spicy Mezcal Margarita

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Spicy Mezcal Margarita
Will Wyatt
SERVINGS
1
RATE THIS RECIPE
(3)

Ingredients

  • 1 cube watermelon (about 1 inch)
  • 2 torn basil leaves
  • 1 small slice red or orange habanero pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 ounce (1½ tablespoons) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce (1½ tablespoons) simple syrup
  • ounces (3 tablespoons) mezcal
  • Chef notes

    This cocktail has the bones of a margarita, which is my absolute favorite summer classic, but adds in fresh watermelon, which I have always associated with barbecues in the park, and then the basil and habanero just add wonderful, bright freshness and a little kick.

    Preparation

    Add all ingredients to tin and shake vigorously with ice for about 8 seconds.

    Double strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass.