We love watermelon at this time of year, so for Friday night cocktails, John decided to make a watermelon cocktail. We saw this one in a magazine, and thought, “Hey, we can do that!” So, we gave it a try, and it was tasty! We will definitely be making these for a while (until the watermelons are gone for the season!).
From Better Homes & Gardens, June 2013
Makes 1 cocktail
6 – 8 1-inch cubes watermelon
4 – 6 basil leaves
1/4 cup aged or light rum (2 ounces)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 ounce)
1 1/2 tablespoons simple syrup (3/4 ounce)
Frozen watermelon spear or wedge
In a cocktail shaker combine watermelon and basil; muddle until watermelon is broken up and juiced. Add rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice; shake until chilled, about 40 seconds. Double-strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a frozen watermelon spear or wedge.