Bling Melon

Ryan Sparks, Bookmakers | Baltimore

Bookmakers beverage director Ryan Sparks doesn’t mix traditional Crushes, but he does take requests for them as an opportunity to experiment. This variation cuts the natural sweetness of watermelon with spicy elements—St. Georges’ green chile-infused vodka and Ancho Reyes, an ancho chili-based liqueur from Puebla.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces St. George green chile vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Ancho Reyes
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh watermelon juice

Garnish: watermelon radish slice

  1. Shake all ingredients and serve over crushed ice.
  2. Garnish with a watermelon radish slice.