Malibu farm makes our short list for the ultimate summer day in LA. There’s something about the experience of hovering above the waves of the Pacific at this timeless cafe — salty air sweeping by and colorful farm-fresh food piled high on our plates — that simply feels like magic.

Last month, we spent a full day out at Malibu Farm whipping up these watermelon cocktails and chatting with contributor Kat Odell about her new book, Day Drinking (Check out the Facebook Live here!).

The gin-based drink below is light enough for a daytime romp around the pool, but sophisticated enough to serve when the sun dips and the string lights start glowing. The other cocktail can be found here: a spicy margarita with rosé tequila (yup, you heard us).

Both drinks are easy to make, since they rely on the complex flavors found in Pressed Juicery’s new watermelon jalapeno lime juice. The limited edition flavor is basically made for summer cocktails – and also contains probiotics, making it one of the healthiest cocktails we’ve shaken up all season.

Sorry to say that neither of these cocktails are on the menu in Malibu, but we suggest spending the day out in the ‘bu and stopping by a Pressed Juicery for cocktail supplies on the way home! 

Spicy Gin Watermelon Cocktail


2 oz gin
1 oz Pressed Juicery Watermelon Jalapeno
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz agave simple syrup

For garnish:
lime zest
watermelon ball
fresh jalapeno slice


Slice jalapeno, make watermelon ball with a melon baller and zest lime (one long curled strip). Squeeze fresh lime juice. Set aside.

Add water to agave to make simple syrup – for a sweeter drink, make a more concentrated simple syrup; for less sweetness, add more water than agave.

Combine cocktail ingredients, mix well and pour over ice. Add garnishes and serve immediately.

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