Watermelon Mezcalrita

This smoky mezcal rendition of a margarita comes from our friend David Baldwin, Co-founder of Ponysaurus Brewing in Durham, North Carolina.

Watermelon Mezcalrita
Makes one cocktail
• 2 oz mezcal
• 2 oz puréed watermelon
• 1/2 oz Ancho Reyes
• 1/4 oz Ancho Reyes Verde
• 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
• 1/2 oz agave
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Fuego Bitters
• Mint leaves
• Tajín spice, for rim

Before creating cocktail, purée chunks of watermelon using a standard or hand blender. In a clean shaker, add mezcal and mint and gently muddle together. Strain into a separate clean shaker. Add remaining ingredients to the shaker, add ice and shake until well chilled. Rim a margarita glass in water and dip into tajìn spice. Pour shaken margarita into the rimmed glass (use a strainer to serve up instead of on the rocks!) Garnish with a tajìn-spice dusted watermelon before serving. Cheers!

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