Summer is truly here and this means refreshing cocktails in the late afternoon just as the sun is about to set.
The Watermelon and Coriander Margarita is a fruity variation on the classic Margarita that you can whip up easily. The combination of watermelon and coriander (cilantro) work well together and the addition of cracked black pepper brings out the flavour. If you don’t like coriander, simply substitute basil which works equally well with the watermelon. The black lava salt rim adds a nice contrast to the bright watermelon red colour.
Here it is, the Watermelon and Coriander Margarita for when you feel like something light to cool you down on hot summer nights.
Watermelon and Coriander Margarita Recipe
- 45 ml tequila blanco
- 30 ml fresh lime juice
- 60 ml watermelon juice
- 15 ml simple syrup
- 8 coriander leaves
- twist of cracked black pepper
- black lava salt
- lime wedge for rimming glass
Glassware: short glass rimmed with black lava salt
Garnish: sprig of coriander
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add tequila, lime juice, watermelon juice, simple syrup, cracked black pepper and coriander leaves. Shake vigorously until the shaker is cold. Double strain into a short glass rimmed with black lava salt. Garnish with a sprig of coriander.
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