Ancholito Luxury Drop

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Created by H. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixir, San Francisco, CA. Courtesy of Tequila Don Julio.


  • 1 ½ oz Don Julio añejo tequila
  • Sweetened cocoa powder
  • Ancho chile powder
  • Watermelon
  • 1 lime


Cut the watermelon into small, flat triangles with the rind forming the smallest edge. Put the cocoa powder in one bowl or plate and the ancho chili powder in another bowl or plate. Cut the lime and use it to moisten one half of the edge of a shot glass or other small, fluted glass. Dip the moistened edge into the cocoa powder and fill the glass with the Don Julio Añejo. Dip the pointed end of the watermelon slice in the ancho chile powder and toast with the “drop” (“salud”). Bite and chew the chile-coated watermelon to mix those flavors in your mouth, and then lick the cocoa from the rim and wash it all down with the Don Julio Añejo, allowing all of the flavors to mix in your mouth before swallowing.

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