Fruta Fresca [Cocktail Recipe]

Created by Gabe Orta, co-founder of Bar Lab in Miami, this drink was inspired by Orta’s Mexican travels, and uses fresh watermelon to balance the spicy, salty Tajín and tart lime juice.

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  • 12-14 watermelon chunks
  • 3 oz. Johnnie Walker Red Label (or other blended scotch)
  • 2 oz. ginger ale
  • Garnish: lime wedge and fresh watermelon cubes dusted with Tajín


Blend watermelon chunks in a blender (to make 8 ounces of juice). Divide watermelon juice and scotch into two frozen rocks glasses. Stir for 2 seconds. Top with ginger ale and garnish with fresh watermelon dusted with Tajín and lime juice.

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