Caprese Cocktail

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A delicious mixture of Italian ingredients makes this cocktail a perfect evening drink.
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Clean Cocktails by Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli.

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Recommended Barware

  • Coupette or martini glass


  • 1 1/2 cups basil leaves
  • 1 small Roma tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup fresh watermelon chunks
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 ounce Basil Syrup
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Lime wedge


  1. Muddle the basil leaves, tomato wedges, and watermelon chunks in a cocktail shaker, making sure that the tomato and watermelon pieces release all of their juices. Add the vodka, lime juice, Basil Syrup, and ice and shake for 10 seconds.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into a coupette or martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve.

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 Excerpted from Clean Cocktails, © by Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli by The Countryman Press, used with permission from The Countryman Press.