*Calabrian Chili Tincture:

  • 10 dried Calabrian chilis
  • 4 ounces vodka


**Salted Watermelon Shrub:

  • Two cups watermelon, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice


For the tincture: Break apart the chilis and combine with vodka. Allow to sit, covered, at room temperature for 2 days. Strain and add to a dropper bottle.

For the shrub: Combine watermelon, sugar, red wine vinegar and salt. Cover and let sit in refrigerator for 2 days. After 2 days, muddle the mixture, add lemon juice and strain. Will last approximately 5 days.

For the cocktail: Combine liqueur, tincture, watermelon shrub and rosé over ice in a glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice.

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