Watermelon Basil Martini

Shake up this sweet gin martini using fresh watermelon juice paired with basil. This refreshing cocktail only takes four ingredients.


  • 3 ounces watermelon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 4 basil leaves


  1. Muddle basil then add watermelon, gin and simple syrup.
  2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

Recipe by Jax Gonzalez. Photography by Heather Kinkel.

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