What's summer without a little watermelon. This Watermelon Refresher is the summer cocktail you've been waiting for. Instead of watermelon juice, I made watermelon simple syrup which provides a sweeter watermelon taste. The simple syrup paired with mint, lime, and gin make a refresher you need all summer long.
6-7 mint leaves
2 ounces lime juice
4 ounces watermelon simple syrup
2 ounces gin
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint and lime juice.
Add ice, simple syrup, and gin.
Shake and pour into glass.
For watermelon simple syrup, use a blender or food processer to puree 2 cups of watermelon. Combine 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water, and 2 cups watermelon puree in a saucepan. Allow to simmer on low heat and stir until sugar is dissolved for about 10-15 minutes. Strain liquid and allow to cool before using.