Basil and Watermelon Cooler Cocktail

Basil and Watermelon Cooler Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

Fresh basil leaves, ginger and a slice of watermelon are first muddled together and then shaken with vodka and fresh lime juice to create this cool summer concoction.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled
  • 1 (2-inch) slice watermelon
  • 1 barspoon simple syup
  • 1 barspoon fresh lime juice
  • ginger ale, chilled
  • watermelon chunk and basil leaf to garnish


  1. Place the basil, ginger, watermelon slice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker and muddle well.
  2. Add the vodka and lime juice to the shaker and then fill with ice.
  3. Vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Top the drink with the chilled ginger ale and then garnish with the watermelon chunk and basil leaf; serve immediately.

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