Melon Tequilana

Sushi Samba Dromo • Miami

Noted mixologist Paul Tanguay developed this candy-colored cocktail for the splashy South Beach outpost of this Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian chain.

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  • One 3-by-1-inch rectangle of seedless watermelon, plus 1 watermelon triangle for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces añejo tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grenadine
  • Ice
  • 1 to 2 ounces chilled club soda

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the seedless watermelon rectangle with the sugar. Add the añejo tequila, lime juice, vanilla vodka and grenadine and shake well. Strain the drink into an ice-filled highball glass and top with a large splash of chilled club soda. Garnish the cocktail with the watermelon triangle.

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