By Debbie Kornberg
Ingredients for Rim
1 tsp. SPICE + LEAF Aleppo
1 tsp. Sugar
½ tsp. SPICE + LEAF Sumac
¼ of a lime
Mix Aleppo, sugar, and sumac together and place on a small dish. Rim glass with lime and then roll glass in Aleppo spice blend. Set aside.
Ingredients for Margarita:
2 cups seedless watermelon chopped, purify in blender. Measure 6 oz. liquid for margarita.
6 – 8 mint leaves
6-10 Ice cubes
2 oz. Tequila
2 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
Jig for measuring
Optional Garnish: Blueberries on a toothpick
Instructions for Margarita:
Place watermelon and mint into a blender and purify into juice.
Place ice in shaker. Add 6 oz. watermelon-mint juice into shaker.
Add tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. Shake well. Pour drink into spiced rimmed glass.
Garnish with lime rind, watermelon wedge, or blueberries on a toothpick.
*For a non-alcoholic mocktail, Pour 6 oz. watermelon juice into a glass. Add 2 – 4 oz. of club. Mix well. Add a twist of lime juice.