Mixologist Lily Ballance of the Peace Street neighborhood bar gives the margarita an end-of-summer spin with an infusion of smoky mezcal.
Recipe by Lily Ballance
Watermelon Basil Mezcal Margarita
- 2 ounces mezcal
- 2 ounces watermelon juice agua fresca
- (pureed watermelon)
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 3 to 4 basil leaves
- Pieces of watermelon
- Tajín or a mix of chili powder and sugar
Dip a glass in water, then in the Tajín to rim it. Shake all remaining ingredients and strain over ice and garnish with basil and a watermelon slice.