East Sac Refresher: 33rd Street Bistro’s Watermelon Basil Martini


Those sweltering hot Sacramento summer afternoons are right around the corner—and when they hit, I know where I’m headed. Straight to East Sac’s 33rd Street Bistro, where I’ll ask the bartender to whip me up an uber-refreshing house specialty: the watermelon-basil martini. Concocted with Ketel One vodka, Triple Sec and sweet and sour mix, the cocktail also contains a muddled basil leaf and watermelon juice. Poured carefully through a fine strainer, the vivacious beverage—guaranteed to cool your gullet on the hottest of days—is garnished with a wedge of fresh watermelon and a single basil leaf.