While it's traditional to use tequila when concocting a margarita, we're substituting it with it's smokier, tangier sister mezcal here. Because mezcal is a deeper, more heated flavor compared to tequila you'll want to make sure you counterbalance it's potency with a bit of extra sweet.
Dare to try this margarita recipe - it's a sweet and sour version we've fallen for and will be making much more often!
1 ripe Watermelon, and cut into one inch cubes
A Few Fresh Mint Leaves
6 ounces Freshy Squeezed Lime Juice
12 ounces Mezcal
6 ounces Marnier or Cointreau
Arrange the watermelon cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze.
In a blender combine the frozen watermelon cubes with the fresh mint leaves, lime juice, Mezcal and Gran Marnier.
Dont add ice - this will dilute the cocktail. Blend until smooth. Pour into chilled martini glasses and garnish with a wedge of watermelon.
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