Cocktail of the Week: Basil-Melon Cooler

Basil-Melon Cooler
2-3 small watermelon chunks (about 1/3 oz, if using just juice)
1 1/2 oz Aqua Perfecta Basil eau-de-vie
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz vanilla simple syrup*

Muddle watermelon chunks with lime juice. Add basil eau-de-vie, simple
syrup, ice and shake. Strain into a glass with fresh ice, and garnish
with a fresh basil sprig.

*Vanilla Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Heat water and sugar mixture to dissolve. Let cool. Add vanilla.

Cocktail courtesy of Lou Bustamante

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