Watermelon-Basil Cocktail

Watermelon-Basil Cocktail

Watermelon-Basil Cocktail

Watermelon-Basil CocktailMatt Taylor-Gross

Exceedingly well-balanced, this juicy cocktail from John Karangis of Union Square Events gets its sweetness from yellow watermelon, herbal freshness from Chartreuse and basil, and an astringent kick from tequila. While red watermelon will work in a pinch, you won't get the clarity of color unless you spring for the yellow.