Signature

Gin • Sweet
The Surfer Girl

Ever paired honey with watermelon juice? The mocktail combination from Jim Kearns of The Happiest Hour in New York City works wonders in concert with a little lime juice and basil. To give the sweet-savory drink some oomph, add gin, tequila or rum.

The Essentials

basil
honey
watermelon juice
The Details
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Ingredients

10 to 12 basil
1 oz lime
1 oz honey
2 oz watermelon juice
2 oz spirit
Basil

Method

  • Add the lime juice, honey, watermelon juice and basil to a shaker and fill with ice. (To make a boozy version of this drink, halve the measurements for the lime juice, honey, watermelon juice and basil, and add in the spirit of your choice.)
  • Shake and strain into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a basil leaf.
intermediate
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