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Cocktail DuJour: Drink Like Bill Murray

Here’s the recipe for the actor’s favored libation at his New York haunt, The Anchor

New Yorkers are no strangers to celebrity sightings. With the sheer number of stars calling the city their home, for those visiting New York for work or pleasure it’s almost a rite of passage to see a celebrity out and about in their natural habitat.

One such ubiquitous star is Bill Murray, who caused a furor this past summer while in town to film the upcoming St. Vincent de Van Nuys. Even if you haven’t run into Murray yourself, you can channel the Lost in Translation actor this weekend by making yourself a Murricane, courtesy of The Anchor, one of his regular New York City hangouts. Originally called the Love and Trust, the drink’s name changed after the bartenders agreed to honor the actor’s affinity for it.


The Murricane

4 or 5 basil leaves
1 nice-sized chunk of fresh watermelon
1.5 ounces Bulliet bourbon
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
Freshly ground black pepper and watermelon wedge, for garnish

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.



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