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Watermelon Paloma

Much better than a mixer, the watermelon gives this traditionally Mexican cocktail a sweet and colorful punch. Add a watermelon wedge for a festive garnish at your next fiesta!

  • 3 ounces silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup watermelon juice, frozen in ice cube tray (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • varied amount club soda
  • varied amount kosher salt
  • sprigs mint or basil for garnish
  • two wedges watermelon for garnish
  1. Pour a generous amount of salt on a small plate. Line the rims of two glasses with lime juice and gently dip the rims into the salt. Combine the silver tequila, grapefruit juice, watermelon, and agave in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to mash the watermelon with the rest of the ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  2. Carefully add ice cubes of choice to the glass and, using a strainer, pour the tequila mixture over the ice. Top with club soda and garnish with mint or basil and a small watermelon wedge.

Makes 2 Cocktails.

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