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Basil Watermelon Cooler

July 29, 2016

 

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Here’s a refreshing cocktail for the season full of picnics and watermelon. It’s the perfect cooler for sitting on the front porch swing. If only I had one. A kick from the ginger, herbal notes from basil and sweetness from watermelon make for the perfect summery libation. Cheers!

Basil Watermelon Cooler 

Makes 2

3  large basil leaves
1  slice peeled ginger
1  chunk watermelon
.5 oz simple syrup
2 oz Vodka
.5 oz fresh lime juice
Ginger ale

Garnish
1 Watermelon slice and basil leaf

In a shaker, muddle the basil, ginger, watermelon and simple syrup.

Add the vodka and lime juice, and fill with ice.

Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Top with ginger ale and garnish with a watermelon slice and basil leaf.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Randy permalink
    July 29, 2016 7:49 am

    I want one right now

    • shreddedsprout permalink*
      July 29, 2016 11:25 am

      Hop on the train!

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