Courtesy of Julio Torres of CO-OP Food & Drink, Hotel on Rivington, New York City
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 layer of watermelon juice (juice watermelon in juicer, then let sit for five minutes before removing the top layer of pectin foam)
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 2 Thai basil leaves
  • 2–3 drops fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 coconut water ice cube (made by freezing coconut water in ice cube tray)
  • In a martini glass, add coconut water and ice cube. Fill shaker with plain ice and add the first four ingredients. Shake vigorously. Then pour into a martini glass. Garnish with Thai basil leaf.