Summer Cocktail For Your Long Weekend | Skimm Picks | theSkimm

Hear that? It’s the sound of waves crashing and your phone blowing up. Summer is in full swing...and so is your calendar. Here's a drink to help you make it through the long weekend(s). Meet the GREY GOOSE® Basil Watermelon Cooler.


What you need:

  • Rocks glass (aka the short and stubby glass)

  • GREY GOOSE(2 parts)

  • A few basil leaves

  • Ginger slice

  • Chunks of watermelon

  • Fresh lime juice (½ part)

  • Simple syrup (½ part)


What you need to do:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle (aka smush) the basil, ginger, and watermelon with the simple syrup

  2. Add ice, GREY GOOSE vodka, and lime juice

  3. Shake it up and use a strainer to pour it into your glass

  4. Garnish with leftover watermelon and basil


theSkimm: You’re too busy to waste time looking up cocktail recipes. This one just needs a few fresh ingredients and good vodka. Ta da.



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