The story behind this cocktail’s focal flavor dates back to 1783, when an American Revolutionary soldier named John Franklin Lawson savored a watermelon wedge aboard a British Army prison ship en route to the West Indies. Enamored with the fruit’s exceptional sweetness, Lawson guarded every seed until he returned home to Georgia to plant what would become one of the country’s most coveted heirloom varietals. With every sip of the Col. Lawson Goes South at Real & Rosemary, you’ll taste a sweet slice of history.

What’s In It

  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 ounces Lawson watermelon juice
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce agave

How To Make It

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice, shake and pour into your glass of choice.