Watermelon Gimlet

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
1 serving (about 6 ounces); 1 cup simple syrup
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Gimlet:
  • 3 to 4 large watermelon chunks, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes, plus a thin triangular watermelon slice for garnish
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 ounces gin or vodka
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
Directions

For the simple syrup: Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, whisking occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

For the gimlet: Add the watermelon to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Fill the shaker with the ice. Pour in the gin or vodka, lime juice and 3/4 ounce of the simple syrup (about 1 1/2 tablespoons). Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the watermelon slice.


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