Pink Paramour


Recipe courtesy of Susan Ford

Makes 1 Drink



  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ​1 lime wedge
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces watermelon juice
  • ​1 ounce simple syrup
  • fresh basil leaf
  • ice, as needed

Pink Paramour


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Pour sugar onto a saucer. Wet the rim of the glass with the lime wedge and dip into sugar to coat. Squeeze lime wedge into cocktail shaker filled with ice; add basil leaf and muddle. Pour in vodka, watermelon juice, and simple syrup; shake well to combine. Strain into cocktail glass and serve at once.

Note: Half of one large watermelon will yield approximately 2 quarts of watermelon juice. Seed it and purée in batches, straining through a fine mesh strainer.

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