While coolers are often stretched with something sparkling, this rose-hued drink swaps in a pour of fresh watermelon juice. The inherent sweetness — and deep pink color palette — of both the juice and the Lillet Rosé is tempered with an ounce of gin and a splash of lime’s bright acidity. (If you can’t find Lillet Rosé, use Lillet Blanc or even a blanc vermouth in a pinch.)
- Serves: 1 person
- 2ounces Lillet Rosé
- 1ounce red bitter liqueur, such as Campari, Cappelletti or Contratto Bitter
- 1ounce gin
- ½ounce fresh lime juice
- 4ounces fresh watermelon juice (see Tip)
Step 1In an ice-filled highball glass, combine the Lillet Rosé, red bitter, gin and lime juice. Top with the watermelon juice and stir gently to combine. Serve immediately.