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Watermelon Basil Gin Cocktail


  • 1 slice watermelon (rind removed and chopped into 3-4 big chunks)
  • 1-2 fresh basil leaves (chiffonade)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • Watermelon piece and fresh basil garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the watermelon pieces, basil and salt. Add gin, lime juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass and top with chilled soda water. Garnish with a piece of watermelon and fresh basil.