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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 watermelon cubes
  • 1/2 part lemon juice
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 4 fresh mint leaves


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker.
  2. Muddle to break up the watermelon and express the basil and mint oils.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Shake and fine strain into julep cup.
  5. Add crushed ice.
  6. Garnish with mint and basil and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Tags: Cocktails, Muddled, Julep, Watermelon Basil Julep, Basil, Mint, Sea Salt, Watermelon, Lemon, Simple Syrup