Summer Watermelon cocktail


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Garnishing one at manna
photo by Jason Armond
for Focus on the Coast

Anita O'Day 

4-6 chunks of seedless watermelon 
3-4 sprigs of fresh basil 
1/2 oz. Barenjager honey liqueur 
1.5 oz. Covington sweet potato vodka 
Splash of seltzer 


Muddle the first three ingredients together in a mixing glass. 
Add ice and vodka. 
Shake for about twenty seconds, then strain into a pre-chilled glass. 
Add a splash of club soda to the icy mixture, swirl, then strain again. 
To garnish, I used a wedge of watermelon and basil flower.