Step 1: Pour 3 ounces of watermelon juice into a mixing pitcher or large container.
Step 2: Pour 2 ounces of Campari to same container.
Step 3: Add ice to container.
Step 4: Shake it, Ginger!
Step 5: Pour a generous amount of ice cubes into desired vessel.
Step 6: Pour over mixture over ice.
Step 7: Garnish with fresh sugar cane.
Tired of toting along the same old chips and beer to your summer picnics and rooftop parties? Fear not! "Wet Hot OC Summer" is upping the ante with simple cocktail how-tos. This week, we met with Isa in Williamsburg.
On the south side of Williamsburg you'll find Isa in all its glory. While the menu changes constantly, the Brooklyn-meets-country-kitchen feel and inventive cocktails remain tried and true. I met with Yana (the brains) and Ginger (the brawn) behind the OC-exclusive cocktail, the Catamaran Cooler. Made with simply watermelon and Campari, this beach-ready cocktail is a classy upgrade on your average vodka watermelon.
Cocktail name: Catamaran Cooler
2 oz. Campari
3 oz. watermelon juice
Fresh sugar cane (optional) Method: See image captions
Potency (on a scale of 1-10): 6 Words to describe the flavor: Something bitter, something sweet Inspired by: Polar pairings Best drunk where: On the beach or on a boat Best paired with what food: None, it's the cocktail you drink all day. Take it next level with: A splash of gin