Fill with ice, place the lid on the shaker … Watermelon, cucumber, fresh basil, and lime juice flavor a summer drink that's fancy enough for guests. Garnish with lime and basil. Strain the basil mixture into the same pitcher as the watermelon juice. I’m more of a margarita girl, but I’d be willing to give this a try. Your email address will not be published. Take 2-4 Basil leaves, roll leaves and thinly slice into a chiffonade. Make the Basil Simple Syrup: In small saucepot, stir together sugar, water and basil… (The basil garnish is the cherry on top—every sip buries your nose in the fragrant leaves.). In many ways our lives revolve around food –food for sustenance, entertainment, community and family. Nice to meet you Lt. Dan! He got the nickname Lt. Dan somewhere around July 1994, but I can’t exactly remember why. You'll need to prep a day ahead to allow time to freeze your favorite rosé wine in ice cube trays, freeze watermelon cubes, and make the basil simple syrup (it's very easy). Iced Watermelon Matcha with Basil (or another herb!) Dan” in my forrest gump voice – great movie! Yeah, that’s definitely Forrest Gump (which came out in ’93 or ’94) :-) Too funny. Wonderful post and how sweet of you to let your hubby post. wth? Add ice, GREY GOOSE® Vodka, and lime juice. Pingback: End of Summer Drink Recipes - GRUBBED Blog. Puree watermelon and sugar in a blender until smooth. I am dying over these pictures – so good! Juice of ½ lime. Which brings us to our first cocktail with Lieutenant Dan – the Watermelon Basil Bramble, a watermelon basil gin cocktail. i can’t wait to see what else you shake up :). ½ cup diced cucumber. I will share classics which I learned from my Great Grandmother and grandmother (where I learned to appreciate cocktails – more on that later) as well as some custom concoctions. That looks so wonderful. Fabulous cocktail. We often say she likes to eat her calories and I like to drink them (which is why we both have to work out all the time). It’s summer, there are tons of fresh fruits and herbs, so why not muddle a few of them together with a bit of grandpas cough medicine! The soda takes only minutes to put together. Muddle until well smashed and soupy. Divide the slush evenly between 6 small … and he does the dishes? Do I go with the chocolate cake or a single malt? Add the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Add 1/2 cup cocktail mix to cups, ice, top off with 1/2 cup seltzer, and stir. Many of our family vacations revolve around what restaurants to try or what regional cuisine is in season. Add rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice; shake until chilled, about 40 seconds. 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Required fields are marked *. Agua fresca is a Spanish term that translates literally as “fresh water.” Common street-stall beverages throughout South America, they are made by blending fresh fruit with water or ice, lime, salt, and sometimes herbs. :). Reading this made me think you were creating a bio of my husband and myself. Whisk in tequila and lemon juice. I can totally see floating in a pool with one of these drinks in my hand. Put 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a small bunch of basil in a small saucepan. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Pour in 1/2 the watermelon juice; … And yes… I’m all over this cocktail. Do I have the exquisite appetizer or martini? Delicious! Pour in approximately 1 Tablespoon of the cocktail mix and muddle together. Thank you! 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