This juicy, balanced cocktail gets sweetness from yellow watermelon, herbal freshness from Chartreuse and basil, and an astringent kick from tequila.
makes one cocktail
1?2 oz. fresh lime juice
1?2 oz. simple syrup
4 (1-inch) cubes yellow watermelon flesh
4 fresh basil leaves
2 oz. tequila
1?2 oz. yellow Chartreuse
In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice and zest with the syrup, watermelon, and 3 basil leaves. Using a muddler, crush the ingredients and then add the tequila, yellow chartreuse, and ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 15 seconds, and then strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Garnish the cocktail with the remaining basil leaf before serving.