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Watermelon Basil Julep

Watermelon Basil Julep

Watermelon Basil Julep

Layers of herbal, fruity depth meet their minty, bourbon-y counterpart in this deliciously bold spin on a race-day favorite.


  • 2 parts Makers Mark® Bourbon
  • 3–5 cubes of fresh watermelon
  • 1 part lime juice
  • 4 basil leaves
  • Mint sprig
  • Coarse sea salt


  1. Muddle mint and basil with watermelon cubes.
  2. Stir in Maker's Mark® Bourbon and lime juice.
  3. Pour over crushed ice and sprinkle with sea salt.

Tags: Cocktails, Muddled, Julep, Watermelon Basil Julep, Lime Juice, Basil, Mint, Sea Salt, Watermelon