Our resident mixologist, Ginny Lawhorn, was invited to compete in the Spirited Republic Cocktail Competition sponsored by the National Archives in D.C., and brought home third place for this patriotic cocktail. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy—much like its creator. Try it yourself at home!
1 ounce Semper Fi corn whiskey
1 ounce American Star Ghost Chili vodka
3 ounces fresh watermelon juice
3 ounces real sugar lemonade
In a Collins glass, combine all ingredients and stir gently. Fill with ice, then garnish with a small fresh watermelon wedge and thin lemon wheel.