The Kentucky Devil

This smooth, fiery bourbon and watermelon libation is sure to please any Leo: It’s bold and red like the heart, the body part ruled by this sign. It comes to us by way of astrologer/bartender Patricia Clark Hippolyte, who developed the drink for our Mixstrology series.

The Kentucky Devil The Kentucky Devil
This smooth, fiery bourbon and watermelon libation is sure to please any Leo: It's bold and red like the heart, the body part ruled by this sign.
Yield: makes ONE COCKTAIL

Ingredients

  • 1 12 tsp. sugar
  • 3 oz. seedless watermelon, cut into 1″ cubes (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 12 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. adobo sauce
  • Edible gold flakes, as garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place 12 tsp. sugar on a small plate; wet rim of cocktail glass and press it into sugar to coat rim. Combine watermelon, bourbon, lemon juice, adobo sauce, and remaining sugar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into the rimmed cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with gold flakes, if you like.