A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV
Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Watermelon Margarita with Espelette Salt

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


Espelette Salt Garnish:



  1. For the espelette salt garnish: To prepare the glasses, combine the salt, piment d'espelette and sugar in a shallow dish. Wet the edges of 4 rocks glasses with a lime wedge, then dip into the mixture. Fill the glasses with ice.
  2. For the margarita: Combine the watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice and triple sec in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, strain into the rimmed rocks glasses, garnish with lime wedges and serve immediately.