Watermelon Sugar
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About this Cocktail

Bad name. Great cocktail. Credit: Philip Ward, Mayahuel , NYC

Ingredients:
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz joven mezcal (see note)
  • 1 ½ oz blanco tequila.
  • 2 inch-wide cubes watermelon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp superfine sugar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
Preparation:

1. On a small plate, mix salt, sugar and cayenne with a fork. Lightly wet rim of a medium cocktail glass with water or lime juice, and dip glass on plate, coating rim, then tap to shake off excess.

2. In a cocktail shaker, crush watermelon with a muddler or long-handled spoon. Half fill the shaker with ice and vigorously shake the watermelon, syrup, lime juice, mezcal and tequila. Strain into glass and serve.

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