Monday, June 20, 2011
Basil infused watermelon cocktails
Remember that basil infused vodka I made? I turned it into a refreshing, lightly sweet summer cocktail with a bit of fresh watermelon, basil leaves, lemon juice, triple sec and ice.
I love how refreshing, summery and light this cocktail is, I made it for a girls night watching bachelorette a couple of weeks ago, and again (including a virgin variation) for father's day dinner with my family tonight.
This was so easy to make, and very quick. I cubed up some fresh watermelon, ripped up a few basil leaves, and added a couple cubes of ice to my blender. I squeezed in some lemon juice then blended away.
The triple sec and vodka can be added to drinks in a shaker and served for those who want a little punch, but for people just looking for a fruity drinks (or for example, my cousin's kids who are under age) the watermelon/basil/lemon combination still makes a delicious refreshing drink.