This Mint & Watermelon Slushie with El Luchador Tequila is My Mexican Wrestler Personae as a Cocktail: El Zorro Loco!

It’s hot, guys. Real hot. Like crank up the AC and lie nekkid on top of the covers directly under the ceiling fan until that fiery orb in the sky chills the F out, kind of hot. But that’s summer! What are you gonna do? Drink. All. The. Frozen. Things. For starters….


All I’ve been craving lately is cold soups, light salads, frozen fruit and drinks so cold they’re literally half ice. Enter this boozy mint & watermelon slushie that met all of my summer requirements – light, delicious, and cold AF.


Make no mistake, this is not your childhood slushie. 7-11 would SO get into legal trouble if they served up this high-octane slurpee. It packs quite the punch. You can blame that on the 110 proof (yep!) El Luchador Organic Tequila that plays a starring role. Ever since I tried 123 Organic Tequila founder, master distiller & tequilero David Ravandi’s surprisingly smooth overproof tequila, I was determined to work it into a cocktail worth its fuerza.

El Luchador (“The Wrestler”) was inspired by the famous masked wrestlers of Mexico’s Lucha Libre. No doubt its strength, style and finesse has something to do with it! This agave heavyweight had me thinking about what MY Mexican wrestling name would be. Although there’s a name generator website for this, because of course there is, I thought it wouldn’t be right unless a fox was involved, so here we have it – El Zorro Loco (“The Crazy Fox”)!

Also key to this cocktail is freezing the heck out of watermelon chunks.

Blend in some fresh mint & lime juice, Campari, simple syrup, ice and a pinch of salt….and there you have it. Fierce, frozen, refreshing…and foxy, of course!

El Zorro Loco – Makes 2
2 cups frozen watermelon chunks
3 oz El Luchador Organic Tequila
1.5 oz Campari
1 lime (juiced)
1 oz simple syrup
1/2 to 1 cup ice
2 sprigs of mint
salt to taste

Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and process until it’s a slushie consistency. Add more ice if too watery. Garnish with lime wheel, mint and watermelon.

Now body slam that baby directly into your mouth, you crazy fox! Enjoy!

2 Comments on This Mint & Watermelon Slushie with El Luchador Tequila is My Mexican Wrestler Personae as a Cocktail: El Zorro Loco!

  1. Aimee
    July 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm (1 week ago)

    The picture just makes me feel cooler in the FL heat and humidity of summer!! I can’t wait to make it. If someone is not a fan of mint, what herb do you recommend as a replacement?

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    • Prairie Rose
      July 12, 2017 at 8:44 pm (1 week ago)

      Hey Aimee! I feel for you in the Florida heat and humidity! At least in LA it’s a dry heat. A very hot heat, but dry! haha. As far as nixing the mint for something else, you can try basil or even a touch of jalapeño if you are into some spice! Or if you’re not into any of that, this would still be good sans the green stuff. Cheers!

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