Watermelon goes surprisingly well with whiskey, making for a refreshing summer cocktail combo.
Thank you to Katie Mazur for submitting this recipe to our 2021 NYPD Cocktail Competition amateur division!
1/2 cup cubed watermelon
3oz Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
1oz lemon juice
1oz chipotle honey syrup *recipe follows
1 teaspoon good balsamic vinegar
In a shaker, muddle watermelon well. Add remaining ingredients, ice, and shake. Strain through a mesh strainer into a rocks glass filled halfway with ice.
*Chipotle Honey Syrup 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1/4 tsp chipotle powder Bring first 3 ingredients to a full boil, whisking occasionally. Mixture should become foamy and expand. Reduce heat to a simmer and add chipotle powder. Simmer for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Allow to cool. Makes approximately 8oz of syrup.