Cocktail Hour- Watermelon Cosmo

When deciding on what kind of cocktail I wanted to sip on in the Hamptons, I knew it had to be something with fresh, sweet summer watermelon.  This Watermelon Cosmo is made of fresh juices and is so refreshing while outside enjoying the summer breeze and salt air.  It is such a pretty pink color as well making it as lovely to look at as it is to sip...

Watermelon Cosmo (Recipe serves 10-12 drinks)


Simple Syrup:

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water


1/2 cup simple syrup
3 cups watermelon vodka (I used Smirnoff)
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
3 cups watermelon puree (strained)
Fresh basil (for garnish)


Simple Syrup:

1.  Combine water and sugar in small pot over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Allow to cool to room temperature.


1.  Combine watermelon puree, vodka, simple syrup and lime juice in pitcher.
2.  Pour into glass with ice and garnish with basil leaves.
3.  It's that easy, folks.

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