by Ellie Sharp
Ellie Sharp is the winner of our 2019 Summer Cocktail Competition! This summer cocktail is perfect poolside! Both light and refreshing you’ll want to make a pitcher for all your friends!
Difficulty Level: EASY+
1.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Golden Rum
1 oz Watermelon Juice
0.5 oz. mint and ginger simple syrup
0.5 oz lemon juice
top with sparkling water
garnish with pickled watermelon rind
Mint and Ginger Simple
1/2 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water – bring to a simmer and when sugar is dissolved, add 1/4 cup peeled, thinly sliced ginger and simmer over low heat covered for 15 minutes. Then remove from heat and add 1/2 cup loosely packed mint leaves and steep covered for 15 minutes. Strain through fine mesh strainer.
1. Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a shaker and shake with ice
2. Strain and pour over ice in a collins glass
3. Garnish with pickled watermelon