Who doesn’t love a great Watermelon Spritzer? This summertime cocktail is a quick and easy recipe that is made super quick with minimal amount of ingredients. Not only is it light, refreshing and perfect for summer; it is something that will be major hit at any family function of backyard gathering.
During the warm weather months, watermelon seems to be the perfectly refreshing fruit of choice, am I right? The summer why not kick off summer and many backyard gatherings then with a delicious, light and refreshing cocktail. I love this Watermelon Basil Spritzer, because not only is it delicious but it is a nice sweet treat in the form of a cocktail (or non-alcoholic mocktail if wanted).
SUMMERTIME WATERMELON BASIL SPRITZER
YIELDS: 2 DRINKS
14 cups chopped watermelon
4 basil leaves
1 1/2 cups sparkling water
2oz. liquor of Rum
Rinse basil leaves in cold water and pat dry.
Combine watermelon and basil in your blender, and blend on medium speed for 30 seconds or until you can see the basil is completely blended up.
Place a mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the mixture through.
*Press all of the liquid out.*
Pour liquid into two glasses.
Add 3/4 cup sparkling water to each glass. add 1oz. to each glass at this time.
Garnish with extra basil & watermelon
QUICK TIPS: You can also make this super family-friendly for all ages by removing the alcohol from the recipe. Want it to be a bit more creamy? Top with just a little bit of whipped cream and garnish with a slice of watermelon and basil. Want it a but more sweeter? Just add a little honey to the mix to give it a bit more sweetness.
I cannot wait for you to try this amazingly refreshing summertime drink. If you do be sure to tag me on Instagram or let me know if you loved it in the comments below!