Watermelon Cocktail

Send the kids back to the kitchen to put the dishes away; it’s time to bask in the last rays of the days’ sunshine and sip on this cooling drink. This recipe was brought to you by drink-deserving mom-of-two Jamie Cantor Ginsburg. Go ahead and juice the entire watermelon- a small one will yield about 40 ounces of juice- and give all but 16 ounces of the stuff to the young ones.

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Watermelon Cocktail

1 Small watermelon (about 40 ounces of juice)
1 Lime
8 ounces Soda water
8 shots Vodka (from the freezer)
4 Mint leaves
4 Basil leaves


  1. Juice the watermelon and set 16 ounces aside. Mix with line, soda water and vodka and serve cold. Avoid adding ice; it'll water the drink down.
  2. Place one mint and one basil leaf in the bottom of each glass and crush with the back of a spoon. Pour the drink over the leaves. Garnish with lime wedge, if desired.