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a pink cocktail in a balloon wine glass garnished with watermelon and a kinome leaf

Strawberry Watermelon Gin Cooler

Amy Traynor
This summery gin cocktail is made with the citrusy Bimini Gin, muddled watermelon, strawberry syrup, grapefruit liqueur and lime juice.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


For the cocktail:

  • 1 ½ oz Bimini Gin
  • 4 chunks watermelon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz pink grapefruit liqueur (I like to use Giffard)
  • ¾ oz strawberry syrup

For the strawberry syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries, washed, hulled, and chopped


For the strawberry syrup:

  • Combine the sugar and the water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then add the strawberries and cook just until the fruit begins to break down, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the syrup from the heat and allow to cool, then strain out the fruit with a fine mesh strainer.
  • Store leftover syrup in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

For the cocktail:

  • In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the watermelon with the lime juice.
  • Add the gin, strawberry syrup, and grapefruit liqueur and fill the shaker 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled, then strain the cocktail into a small wine glass or rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with watermelon and a kinome leaf (if desired).


Where is the cool wine glass from? It's a Tulip glass from Fferrone Design.
Where can I find kinome leaves? Check out Gourmet Sweet Botanicals.
Keyword gin, lime juice, strawberry syrup, summer cocktails, watermelon
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