The balance of sweet watermelon and spicy pepper makes this cocktail by bar pro H. Joseph Ehrmann undeniably refreshing.
- 1 1/2 ounces London dry gin
- 1 ounce watermelon juice
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 3/4 ounce black pepper honey syrup*
- Garnish: watermelon cube
- Garnish: ground black pepper
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a watermelon cube coated on one side with ground black pepper.
*Black pepper honey syrup: Add 2 tablespoons peppercorns into a small saucepan over high heat and shake gently until fragrant. Add 1 cup water, bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain into a measuring cup and add enough additional water to bring the measure to 1 cup. Add 1 cup honey and stir until dissolved. Will keep, sealed and refrigerated, for up to 1 week.