Watermelon Cucumber Basil Gimlets

Watermelon Cucumber Basil Gimlets

Once you taste these refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Basil Gimlets, they will become your party drink of the season! Serve them at your next summer bash!



Level: Easy

Serves: 2


  • ½ cups Sugar
  • ½ cups Water
  • ¼ cups Thinly Sliced Cucumber
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Basil
  • 1 cup Chopped Watermelon
  • 3 ounces, fluid Vodka
  • Ice Cubes
  • Soda Water (optional)
  • Lime Wheels, For Garnish


Combine sugar, water, cucumber and basil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, whisking occasionally, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain into a container, discarding cucumber and basil.

Puree watermelon in a blender or food processor. Pass through a mesh strainer into a shaker filled with ice. Pour in vodka and 1 ounce of the cucumber basil simple syrup. Shake rapidly for about 20 seconds and strain into rocks glasses filled with ice. Top with soda water if desired and garnish with lime wheels.

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