We love adding a bit of tongue-numbing spice to tequila drinks, and this summer sipper is a prime example of a spicy tequila cocktail done right. Created by Ignacio Jimenez of NYC’s Ghost Donkey, this cooling watermelon cocktail gets a kick from bittersweet Campari and a spicy salt rim (we use Sriracha for a satisfying sweet heat). Throw it into the blender and you’ll have an icy cocktail that’s pool-ready and perfect for day drinking. We recommend serving it alongside a big plate of nachos, just like they do at GD.
- 1.75 oz Blanco tequila
- 1 oz watermelon purée
- .5 oz Campari
- .5 oz Strawberry syrup
- Spicy salt rim
- Cucumber slice
Rim a glass in lime juice and then roll in the spicy salt.
Combine tequila, watermelon and strawberry syrup in a blender with 2 cups of ice.
Blend and pour into the rimmed glass.
Garnish with a cucumber slice.
Contributed by Ignacio Jimenez