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AUTHOR: Pinhook bourbon

The Watermelon Winner

The Watermelon Winner

AUTHOR: Pinhook bourbon


The Watermelon Winner
Here’s your new race day tradition, a cocktail that offers something unexpected to guests and heralds warmer summer months ahead.

And the real race day winner? A mix of bourbon, basil, and lime juice cooled by a fresh watermelon cube. Also known as the Basil Marceaux, its refreshing balance of bright citrus, light herbal notes and bourbon will quench thirsts until long after the sun goes down.

The Watermelon Winner

PREP TIME: Less than 2 minutes
TOTAL TIME: Less than 2 minutes
YIELD: 1-10 servings

Single Serving


1.5 oz Pinhook Kentucky Straight Bourbon

.5 oz Simple syrup

.5 oz Lime juice

3 Cubes watermelon

3 Basil leaf


01. Add all ingredients and 2 basil leaves to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.

02. Double strain (from shaker into a strainer over the glass) into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

03. Garnish with remaining basil leaves.


For a Crowd


15 oz Pinhook Kentucky Straight Bourbon

5 oz Simple syrup

5 oz Lime juice

30 Cubes watermelon

30 Basil leaves


01. Add Watermelon pieces into a blender; set to puree until fully broken down.

02. Add bourbon, simple syrup, lime juice and ⅔ basil leaves into a pitcher.

03. Double strain the watermelon puree into the pitcher.

04. Stir, then pour the mixture into rocks glasses filled with fresh ice.

05. Garnish with remaining basil leaves.