Happy Hour | Watermelon Basil Bramble

By Twinkle VanWinkle, LIN Lifestyle Expert

This summer fruit cocktail takes farm-to-table to the next level. Fresh watermelon and basil create a unique flavor that smells and tastes top-shelf.

Watermelon Basil Bramble

Makes 8 servings

  • 4 cups fresh cut watermelon, deseeded
  • 1 cup Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 oz. St. Germaine
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • Extra leaves for garnish


In a large bowl, cut, chop and mash watermelon, pressing to release as much juice as possible. Chill for two hours.

After chilling, mix with gin, St. Germaine.

Chop basil leaves finely. Blend with other ingredients well. Shake or run through blender or a food processor in small batches.

Pour into glass pitcher and refrigerate until serving.

Garnish with basil leaves.

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Check out this cocktail and many more in our 2013 Cocktail Guide!


Twinkle VanWinkle has more than 20 years of professional cooking under her apron strings, feeding thousands of friends, family and other folks. She baked apple pies for the “Oprah Winfrey Show” and has appeared on Food Network’s “The Best Of…” Along with producing dynamic lifestyle content for LIN Media, she is a mother, urban gardener, chef, musician and social media fanatic.

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