Summer Sip: Smoke on the Water


This clever quaff by Gretchen Thomas, Wine & Spirits Director for bartaco, is featured during High Tide, their weekday happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. If you make it at home, be sure to use fresh Florida watermelon.

Makes 1 Serving

 2 teaspoons chopped watermelon

½ oz. simple syrup

5-7 mint leaves

1 oz. lemon juice

½ oz. mezcal (Thomas uses Banhez)

1 oz. Cappelletti Aperitivo (similar to Campari)

additional watermelon and mint for garnish

In cocktail shaker, muddle watermelon, simple syrup and mint. Add lemon juice and spirits Fill with ice, then shake very well.

DOUBLE STRAIN into ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with 2 cubes of watermelon and spring of mint.