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Cook the Book: Mississippi Watermelon-Basil Martini

[Photo: Jessica Leibowitz]

For most dads, the term "summer cocktail" is synonymous with one thing: an ice cold can of Budweiser tucked into a foam cozy. While there is nothing easier than popping the top on a tall boy, there are other options that are a bit more sophisticated and just as refreshing.

This week's Cook the Book selection, New South Grilling, includes a chapter on cool drinks that pair perfectly with backyard cookout fare.

Here's a recipe that's sure to make your dad forget all about that six-pack in the back of the fridge. The Mississippi Watermelon-Basil Martini is made with gin and a hint of lime.

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