Mojave Melon Rose

Mojave Melon Rose Cockatil | Mood Maybe
What started last summer as a dalliance has become an obsession this year - melon. Hell or high watermelon beer (its appearance and disappearance marks the summer season), mixed melon agua fresca with lunch on Fridays, watermelon mojitos at Mua, and mini seedless watermelons in our CSA— I've been all about melon in all its forms. A simple, fresh margarita is my go-to summer cocktail to make at home, so I thought I'd add some watermelon into the mix.
A dash of rosewater seemed like the right finishing touch, and this is a perfect cocktail for Indian Summer.

Mojave Melon Rose


  • 3 parts watermelon juice (blended and strained)

  • 1 part reposado tequila

  • juice of 1/2 a lime

  • dash of agave syrup

  • dash of rose water

  • Blend up chunks of watermelon adding a bit of water if necessary. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a chilled glass.