Sandia Slurpee

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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.

Sandia Slurpee

Sweet, Spicy


  • 1.75 oz Blanco tequila
  • 1 oz watermelon purée
  • .5 oz Campari
  • .5 oz Strawberry syrup
  • Spicy salt rim
  • Cucumber slice


Step one

Rim a glass in lime juice and then roll in the spicy salt.

Step two

Combine tequila, watermelon and strawberry syrup in a blender with 2 cups of ice.

Step three

Blend and pour into the rimmed glass.

Step four

Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Contributed by Ignacio Jimenez