Tequila Mockingbird

Recipe Description

How do you not click on the recipe for “tequila mockingbird?” Well, I couldn’t resist anyway. Thank you very much Liquor.com (perhaps embarrassingly, this is one of the few email lists I signed up for on purpose.)

Discovering that the recipe was spicy, watermelon-y and very, very easy led me to discover how amazingly delicious this drink is. Wow.


  • 1 slice jalapeno
  • 3 1" watermelon cubes
  • 2 ounces white tequila
    I used Hornitos Silver (which is really Sauza silver) because it was cheap and I was feeling the pinch but it was GREAT in this drink!!
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce sweetener
    The original recipe called for agave syrup but I've read that's bad for the liver--no need to double down amirite? So I used keto syrup because it's made with stevia, my preferred calorie-free sweetener. You can also use simple syrup or demerara syrup which is my usual go-to.
  • saucerful tajin
    for the rim of the glass...you can mix this with salt if you want more salt and less acid.


Wet the rim of an old fashioned glass with lime and dip into saucerful of tajin or tajin/salt mixture. Fill glass with ice and put it in the freezer.

Muddle the watermelon (I froze some extra — I’ll let you know if it works just as well with the frozen ones) and the jalapeno (I diced the slice) in a shaker then add all remaining ingredients (other than the tajin mixture).

Fill with ice and shake until cold.


Remove prepared glass from the freezer and strain drink over ice.


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