Watermelon Sugar Cocktail Recipe

Recipe adapted from Phil Ward

Watermelon Sugar
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Watermelon Sugar, adapted from Phil Ward
  • Equal parts salt, sugar and cayenne pepper, mixed well, for rimming the glass
  • Ice
  • Two 2-inch square chunks of fresh watermelon
  • 1⁄2 ounce cane syrup (such as Depaz brand) or simple syrup
  • 3⁄4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1⁄2 ounce mezcal, preferably Del Maguey San Luis 11⁄2 ounces silver tequila, preferably Herradura
  1. Wet the rim of a cocktail glass and coat with the salt mixture. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the remaining ingredients. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass.
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