While the rest of the country is settling into chilly autumn weather, the sun is still shining here in Las Vegas, making it the perfect time to mix up this Watermelon Sunshine. It’s fresh and fruity, without being overly sweet, as the ginger, citrus, mint and basil help balance the fruit flavors and give the drink a grounded quality.
2 oz. Hanson of Sonoma ginger-flavored organic vodka
4 oz. yellow watermelon juice (can use traditional watermelon juice as an alternative)
1/2 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. Wilks & Wilson Millicent’s Lime Mint Simple Syrup
Balled watermelon for garnish
Fresh basil for garnish
Dress the Drink dehydrated orange wheel for garnish
Fill a Collins glass with ice, then add the vodka, juice and syrup. Stir well, garnish and serve.
Cocktail created by Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology and Spirits Education at Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits.