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Basil Gimlet Fizz


Frozen watermelon cubes infuse the sweet taste of summer into this cocktail.

  • Yield: 1 cocktail

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2012


  • Seedless watermelon
  • 8 basil leaves, torn, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 3 ounces seltzer


  1. Cut watermelon into 1-inch cubes, and freeze in a single layer for at least 1 hour. Muddle basil leaves with sugar in the bottom of a glass; stir in lime juice and vodka. Add watermelon cubes. Top with seltzer; garnish with basil.

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