Recipe: Salted Watermelon Margaritas by Los Vida

The most popular tequila cocktail in the entire world gets a fruity summer twist thanks to new Melbourne Mexican bar Los Vida and their Salted Watermelon Margarita.

Salted Watermelon Margarita

40ml tequila blanco (Los Vida recommends Calle 23)

15ml dry sherry

10ml Aperol

20ml fresh lemon juice

seedless watermelon

lime, to garnish

Blend watermelon until liquefied. Strain through a fine sieve (reserve the pulp to make a sorbet – bonus!) Partly roll a chilled margarita glass in a little watermelon or lemon juice, then roll in sea salt. Add 15ml of watermelon juice, tequila, dry sherry, Aperol and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously until chilled and then strain into a your salted glass. Garnish with chunks of watermelon and lime (and jalapeno-spiked nachos on the side, natch).

Or get Los Vida to make one for you at St Collins Lane, level 2 260 Collins Street Melbourne

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