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Summertime Smash

This "Summertime Smash" watermelon basil cocktail is an ode to all things summer. Crisp, refreshing, and bright, this watermelon-infused St. Germain and basil combination is perfect for sipping poolside.


  • 1.5 oz Ology Vodka
  • .75 oz Watermelon-infused St Germain
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz Agave Nectar
  • 3 basil leaves
  • Top with Topo Chico


  • To make the watermelon infused St Germain, use 1/4th of a decent sized watermelon without the husk and place into containers with 750ml of elderflower liqueur. Let it sit for 12-24 hours and strain out the solids. As an added bonus, try eating the watermelon from the infusion afterwards — delicious!
  • Start with three fresh basil leaves in the bottom of a shaking tin. I prefer to take the stems off as to make sure no bitterness is imparted into the drink. No need to muddle, the ice will do that for us! Next, add all ingredients into the shaking tin, minus the topo chico. Give a hearty shake and strain into a collins glass filled with frozen watermelon balls. Top with Topo Chico and garnish with a fresh bouquet of basil.