Frida Mezkahlo Margarita + Video

Happy Labor Day weekend amigos. We all work very hard and deserve to celebrate this Labor Day weekend.

I’m so excited…my mom is visiting and we will be hosting a cookout with family and friends. It’s our last hurrah to celebrate summer.

This three-day holiday weekend is the perfect time to make some cocktails and you will want to add this margarita to your menu. They are very simple to make — blend some watermelon in the blender, squeeze a lime, add some mezcal, and shake, shake, shake.

Sure, I could have called this drink a watermelon mezcal margarita on the rocks, but that’s boring. I’m calling this a Frida Mezkahlo! Get it? It’s a pretty pink margarita inspired by Frida Kahlo, but made with mezcal. I’m so punny, I can’t even stand it.

This Frida Mezkahlo Margarita is a little smoky and a little sweet and served in a Tajin rimmed glass, garnished with jalapeño slices makes it a little spicy just like my girl Frida.

Watch my video to get the fiesta started.

Frida Mezkahlo Margarita

This Frida Mezkahlo Margarita is a little smoky and a little sweet and served in a Tajin rimmed glass, garnished with jalapeño slices makes it a little spicy just like my girl Frida.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 ounces añejo mezcal or tequila
  • Tajin or coarse salt for rimming
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced

Directions:

  1. Place cubed watermelon in a blender and puree until smooth. Feel free to strain, but I did not.
  2. Scatter tajin or coarse salt onto a plate. Use a lime half to wet the rim of a glass.
  3. Dip the rim of the glass into the tajin until the edge is covered. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  4. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 3 ounces of watermelon juice, lime juice, and mezcal.
  5. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into two glasses. Garnish with jalapeño slices.

I’d love to see what you cook!

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