Watermelon Basil Bliss

A friend of ours was visiting from Berlin and he gifted us Bisongrass Vodka. I came up with this recipe on a hot New York afternoon. I yearned for a break from the heat and humidity that New York summers are known for. I promise that this fresh summery cocktail drink recipe will energize you!


  • 2 p Bisongrass Vodka (Or any other good quality Vodka)
  • 1 p Agave Nectar
  • 1 p Lime juice
  • 3 p Fresh squeezed watermelon juice
  • 6 Thai basil leaves
  • 3 Dried lime leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons coarse salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Organic cayenne pepper


Muddle the basil leaves and the lime leaves in a mixing glass. Add bisongrass vodka, lime juice, agave nectar and fresh squeezed watermelon juice.

Shake vigorously with 3-4 icecubes.

Line the rim of the cocktail glass with the salt and cayenne pepper mix. I usually place the cup in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, take it out and overturn it in a plate of the salt mix. The frosted glass holds the salt better on the rim. Strain the mixture into the glass. Top with a little fresh watermelon juice and serve.

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One thought on “Watermelon Basil Bliss

  1. Watermelon and vodka…. Really it should b a bliss

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