As you celebrate America’s birthday with your closest friends and family on the 4th, take the time to sit back and enjoy the true tastes of summer with this delicious Melon Cocktail. The watermelon and champagne will leave you feeling cool and refreshed, and the colorful fruit topping makes this drink the perfect choice for your patriotic party.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 4 1 inch pieces watermelon
  • Ice
  • 1 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 3⁄4 ounce of fresh watermelon juice
  • Champagne
  • Watermelon wedges

Instructions

In a small saucepan, simmer water and sugar and rosemary until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes; let cool. In a cocktail shaker, crush watermelon with a muddler or wooden spoon. Fill the shaker with ice, then add gin, rosemary syrup and lemon juice; shake well. Strain into a flute. Top with champagne and garnish each with a watermelon wedge.