The Summerlin
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The Summerlin
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Rating

3.95 / 5
The Summerlin is a refreshing cocktail that combines the sweetness of watermelon juice with the tartness of lemon juice, paired with the smoothness of white rum. The addition of sugar ... more The Summerlin is a refreshing cocktail that combines the sweetness of watermelon juice with the tartness of lemon juice, paired with the smoothness of white rum. The addition of sugar syrup balances the flavors, while a unique twist of cracked pepper introduces a slight kick, playing against the cocktail's innate sweetness for a complex and intriguing taste profile. Served in a whisky glass, The Summerlin presents a marriage of fruity and spicy notes, creating a summery vibe that can be enjoyed as a cooling beverage in warm weather or as a flavorful escape during colder months. With its vibrant flavors and distinctive presentation, it's an inventive drink for those looking to explore beyond the classics.
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Base ingredient
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Watermelon Juice
Garnish
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Watermelon
Alcohol content
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16.78% | 2.4 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Summerlin beautifully captures the essence of summer with its bright blend of watermelon and lemon juices softened by white rum. The inventive dash of pepper adds an unexpected but welcome kick, striking a delightful balance between sweet and spicy.

Method
How to make a The Summerlin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In an old fashioned glass with ice, add the rum, juices, and simple syrup
Stir to combine and sprinkle on a pinch of cracked pepper
Garnish with a cube of watermelon and serve

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve The Summerlin?

The Summerlin should be served in a whisky glass, ideally chilled. Since it's a cold cocktail that's stirred and not shaken, serving it over a few cubes of ice will help maintain its cool temperature without diluting the flavors too quickly. Garnishing with a small wedge of watermelon or a twist of lemon peel can also enhance its visual appeal and add a subtle aroma.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of white rum for The Summerlin?

Yes, any type of white rum can be used for The Summerlin. However, for the best taste experience, it's recommended to use a white rum that is smooth and not too overpowering in flavor. This ensures that the delicate balance between the rum’s sweetness and the freshness of the watermelon and lemon juice is maintained.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of The Summerlin, and how do I make it?

To make a non-alcoholic version of The Summerlin, you can substitute white rum with a non-alcoholic spirit that has a similar flavor profile, such as a non-alcoholic distilled spirit designed to mimic white rum. Alternatively, use a simple syrup flavored with rum essence in place of the white rum. Keep all the other ingredients the same, and ensure to stir well to blend all flavors together.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I add a personal twist to The Summerlin?

To customize The Summerlin, consider infusing the sugar syrup with additional flavors such as basil, mint, or ginger for an extra layer of complexity. You can also experiment with adding a splash of sparkling water or club soda for a fizzy variation. For a spicier kick, a few slices of jalapeno or a dash of hot sauce can transform it into a more adventurous cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving The Summerlin?

The Summerlin, with its refreshing and light flavor profile, is perfect for summer gatherings, outdoor barbecues, or poolside parties. Its cold and fruity nature makes it ideal for warm weather occasions or as a welcome drink at casual get-togethers. It can also be a unique offering at cocktail parties where guests are looking to try something new.

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