Gin Cocktail ~ Watermelon Basil Bramble via
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Watermelon Basil Gin Cocktail

"Cocktails with Lieutenant Dan" featuring a real doozy: the Watermelon Basil Gin Cocktail.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1/2-1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 watermelon chunks
  • 2 chopped basil leaves
  • Pinch salt


  • Make Ahead: Prepare the simple syrup by heating equal parts water and sugar until dissolved, about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Cut the watermelon into 1 1/2-inch chunks.
  • Place the watermelon, basil and salt in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until well smashed and soupy.
  • Add the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Fill with ice, place the lid on the shaker and shake well—30 seconds or so.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with extra watermelon and basil.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 64mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Iron: 0.5mg