- 1½ ounces Absolut Elyx
- ½ ounce Uncle Val's Gin
- 1 ounce Basil Simple Syrup*
- ½ ounce Watermelon Purée**
- ½ ounce Fresh-squeezed Lime Juice
- 5–6 Dashes Hella Ginger Bitters
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Add ice to mixing tin. Shake vigorously to chill. Strain half of the cocktail into service glass and half into glass carafe. Place glass carafe atop crushed ice in copper vessel.
*Basil Simple Syrup Recipe
1½ cups Basil Leaves
1 quart Water
1 quart Sugar
Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain mixture through chinois. Label and date.
Remove garnishes from watermelon. Place remainder of melon in blender. Blend thoroughly. Strain through chinois.mLabel and date.
Hella Ginger Bitters-Southern
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