Basil Watermelon Cooler

August 29, 2014


Wow.  I wish I figured this drink out at the BEGINNING of summer.  It would definitely have been my go-to… Over the course of the weekend (ok day.) we subbed 3 different fruits in place of the watermelon and all were equally delicious… love a good versatile drink!


*Disclaimer: I didn’t really use measurements with the herbs/fruit (just the alcohol), so feel free to adjust according to your preferences.


Basil Watermelon Cooler

  • 4 basil leaves
  • 5 slivers of ginger (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 5 cubes of watermelon (we also subbed peaches and strawberries)
  • splash of simple syrup
  • 2 oz vodka
  • juice of half a lime
  • ginger beer
  1. Muddle basil, ginger, watermelon (or other fruit) and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add vodka, lime juice and ice and shake for 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into an ice filled glass and top with ginger beer.




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