Recipe courtesy of Jonathan Pogash

Watermelon Gimlet

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving (about 6 ounces); 1 cup simple syrup
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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

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.