Thirsty Thursday: House Watermelon Margarita from barleymash

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The San Diego Entertainer Magazine continues to work with some the area’s leading mixologists to provide our readers with the latest trends in specialty cocktails and tasty drinks, which you can enjoy making for yourself and your guests at home. This Thirsty Thursday, we had the pleasure of meeting with Chris Cheng of barleymash for the second time and he didn’t disappoint. If you’re craving the perfect summer go-to drink, Cheng has the one for you.

Chris took us through the process of how to make this appetizingly colorful drink. In order to make the drink transform into perfection, he fuses the house watermelon margarita with fresh watermelon for a couple days. Then, he adds fresh lime juice in order to build the ingredients with tequila and simple syrup in a tin. He then said, “give it a nice hard shake” to complete the content of the drink. Afterwards, he uses a Collins glass, pours it over ice, and dresses it with fresh watermelon. He even adds tajin, salt, and sugar, to make the watermelon even more mouth watering.

“I would recommend this drink to anyone who loves tequila or anyone who wants a taste of summer,” Chris said. “[The drink is] super easy, super approachable, and just fun.”

If you want to try to make this drink at home, we  have the complete recipe below. Since there are only a few steps and ingredients, make sure to try it as soon as you get the chance. This drink would be the perfect asset to a pool party with friends, or romantic evening overlooking the ocean illuminated by the sunset with your significant other.

If you don’t make the drink at home, head over to barleymash and visit our friend, Chris, to try it out in person. If you aren’t into margaritas, there is a wide selection of various drinks and tasty food. Whatever you do, enjoy your Thirsty Thursday with friends and family today! Also, make sure to check out the rest of our Thirsty Thursday series and hang tight for our next featured beverage.

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