Smoke On The Water Cocktail Recipe

A savory take on a watermelon cocktail.

Smoke On The Water Cocktail

No matter the season, watermelon can add a fresh note to any cocktail. The Smoke On The Water Cocktail, adapted from Carlos Perez recipe at Chicago’s Nellcote, is an elevated way to enjoy the casual, bbq staple as a watermelon cocktail.

Made with mezcal, fresh watermelon juice and wild hibiscus flowers in syrup, this drink is the watermelon’s sultry alter ego.

Enjoy the beverage watching a sunset with someone special or just hanging out with friends.

Smoke On The Water CocktailOverhead shot of watermelon and cocktails

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

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Instructions

Step 1: Juice a watermelon

Take one slice of a watermelon and cut off the rind. Cut the slice into 1 inch cubes. Place cubed watermelon into a paper towel and squeeze juice over mesh net strainer into a bowl.

Step 2: Assemble the cocktail

Add all of the liquid ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with hibiscus flower.

 

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