Happy Hour {Watermelon Sugar}

Happy Friday! There’s no better day of the week than Friday of a long weekend. I have this delicious and refreshing Watermelon Sugar on tap for a simple July 4th cookout with Sister’s family.

Empress Watermelon Sugar

The Watermelon Sugar cocktail is the summer sip you’ve been waiting for. With the refreshing flavours of watermelon, lime, and basil this drink is bound to be a hit!

  • 2oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • ¾oz Lime Juice
  • ¾oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 Watermelon Cubes
  • 5-6 Basil Leaves

Shake ingredients on ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass on ice. Garnish with a watermelon slice & basil leaf.

I am often asked about my glasses. We were old school when we got married and registered for a full set of crystal. We have even continued to add a few pieces here and there over the years, and my bestie gave me a few pieces of her late mother’s crystal that matches our pattern too! These particular glasses are the Waterford Lismore Roly Poly glasses. I love them!

Other Empress Cocktails

Empress 75

A cocktail made for celebration, the Empress 75 is sparkling, effervescent and deliciously sippable. Think of it as a graduated mimosa.

Windsor Garden

Meet your new favourite cocktail. Between an impressive array of fresh herbs and a delicate hint of lemon, the Windsor Garden is like sipping on spring.

Empress Royal Hawaiian

Tall, tropical and tasty. If you’ve ever wanted a sip of sunshine, the Royal Hawaiian is as close as you’ll get.

Cool as a Cucumber

A fresh twist on the beloved gimlet cocktail, the Cool As A Cucumber brings tart, herbal spring flavours into the spotlight.

Empress Layover

Take a break with this delightful and delicious cocktail. Hints of cucumber and rosemary make the Layover a perfect drink to sit back and relax with.

Empress Aviation

Balanced with a touch of sweetness, the Empress Aviation is an early 20th century classic revamped and ready for take-off.

Empress Blue Moon

This cocktail is based on Hugo Ensslin’s 1916 Aviation recipe, merely omitting the Maraschino.

Have a safe and happy weekend!

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One thought on “Happy Hour {Watermelon Sugar}

  1. Amanda,
    All of these drinks look amazing but the first one (watermelon sugar) caught my attention. I have really been enjoying Trader Joes watermelon/cucumber cooler. Its so refreshing and of course you can add alcohol.

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