The Bill Murray Inspired cocktail is quite serious compared to the inspiration himself. The Murricane, the nickname Murray’s co-star gave to him for his frequent moodiness, is bourbon mixed with a concentration of basil, watermelon juice and elderflower liqueur.
2 ounces fresh watermelon
4 or 5 basil leaves
1 ½ ounces bourbon
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ once St-Germain elderflower liqueur
Freshly ground black pepper and watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)
Combine the watermelon and basil leaves in a mixing glass or shaker and muddle until the watermelon is crushed and juicy. Add the bourbon, lemon juice and St-Germain, along with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish, if desired, with a sprinkling of black pepper and a wedge of watermelon.
Recipe from New York Times: The Murricane Adapted from the Anchor