Why So Serious

The Why So Serious - a mezcal highball with a difference thanks to some extra zing from fermented watermelon.

Why So Serious cocktail


  • 1.5oz

    Sombra Mezcal

  • 0.5oz

    Lacto Melon Juice

  • 0.75oz


  • 0.5oz


  • 0.25oz


  • 2

    Dashes of mole bitters

  • 10

    Drops black cardamom tincture

  • 1

    Burnt orange wheel and lapsang spritz to garnisih

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Collins glass

  • 1

    Ice spear




    1. First, create a batch of lacto fermented watermelon for which you'll need: 

    • 1 Watermelon cubed
    • 2% Salt

    Cube the watermelon and add 2% of its weight in kosher salt. Vacuum seal and crush the melon and salt mixture into pleasant mush. Ferment for 3-4 days. Blitz in blender and fine strain. Freeze in 1L increments and thaw as needed.

    2. Add 0.5oz of this mixture to the other ingredients in a tin and shake with ice. 

    3. Add an ice spear to a Collins glass.

    4. Add the mix to your glass.

    4. Garnish with a burnt orange wheel and lapsang spritz.

    Alcohol content
    22g per serve