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Salty Water

Photo: Michael Kraus; Styling: Roscoe Betsill

Yield

Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 strawberries, hulled
  • 3 seedless watermelon chunks
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Milagro silver tequila
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Solarno blood orange liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce (1 1/2 teaspoons) Jalapeño Honey Syrup
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • Garnish: skewered mint leaf and salted watermelon chunk

How to Make It

  1. Combine strawberries, 3 watermelon chunks, and 2 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Press against bottom and sides of shaker using a muddler or back of a wooden spoon to release flavors; add tequila, blood orange liqueur, Jalapeño Honey Syrup, and a dash of sea salt. Fill shaker with ice; cover with lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into a tall, ice-filled glass; top with club soda. Garnish, if desired.