Watermelon Margarita with Espelette Salt

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Espelette Salt Garnish:

1/2 cup rock salt

1 teaspoon piment d'espelette 

1 teaspoon sugar 

Lime wedges, for the glasses


8 ounces fresh watermelon juice

6 ounces silver tequila 

2 ounces lime juice 

2 ounces triple sec 


  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.