Watermelon Elyx

Ocean Prime Indianapolis is pleased to announce that one of their bartenders, Maggie Day, won a national contest with Ocean Prime and Absolute to create an original cocktail. Creating the Watermelon Elyx, Day created the best drink out of all the competitors across the country. As a result, her drink will be featured in the summer menu for all Ocean Prime locations coast to coast.

Ocean Prime Indianapolis also collaborated with BitterCub to create a tonic concentrate that is mixed with soda water to order. This custom tonic was created by OP general managers during a conference this spring and Ocean Prime GM Jeremy Devine played an integral part in the creation of this. This tonic will also be featured in all Ocean Prime locations coast to coast this summer.

July 30, 2017

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.


**Watermelon Purée

Remove garnishes from watermelon. Place remainder of melon in blender. Blend thoroughly. Strain through chinois.mLabel and date. 



Sourcing

Hella Ginger Bitters-Southern

Garnish Tool- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004OCM4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apis_1497404112657

This drink decipe is from Ocean Prime. Learn more here:

Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. The award-winning Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience with stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.

From the kitchen and bar, there is an appreciation for ingredients that comes through in every dish. The menu is classic and yet there is a modern sensibility to the preparations which range from lighter fare to indulgent seafood presentations, juicy steaks and decadent desserts. 

Each Ocean Prime location is dramatically designed and inspired by the unique energy of the city where it’s located.  With stunning spaces, luxe details and truly exceptional hospitality, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.

Ingredients

  • 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
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