Bill Murray “The Murricane” Cocktail Recipe

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.

The Murricane

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


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