At first, the heavy pour of tequila seems to take over this pink drink created by Jaime Salas, the national Milagro tequila brand ambassador, but that's just one layer. Once the spice of that spirit peels away, the fresh watermelon juice comes forward, carried on the bubbles of the floral sparkling rosé. This is the kind of drink that could easily replace the Margarita at a backyard barbecue, if anything for the complexity and festive color. Make it by the glass, or multiply the recipe by 10 and make a pitcher of the drink. You won't regret it (at least not in the moment).
This recipe originally appeared as part of “4 Rosé Cocktails You Absolutely Need This Summer.”
- 1 1/2 ounces Milagro silver tequila
- 3/4 ounce watermelon juice
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces Chandon brut rosé sparkling wine, to top
Add all] ingredients except the sparkling rosé into a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a coupe glass.
Top with the sparkling rosé.