cocktail hour

Watermelon Splash

Watermelon Splash

Watermelon is my favorite fruit period. So why not blend it and add vodka to it and slurp it all summer long!! This is your refreshing way into summer happiness. Serve it in the watermelon bowl, or in pitcher this is what you need to be making for your next party! 

Happy Summer :)

Now go make a splash!

Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 1 Pitcher

Watermelon Splash:

  • 3 Cups Fresh Watermelon juice

  • 1 Cup Basil simple syrup

  • 1/2 Cup Lime Juice

  • 1 cup Vodka or Gin

Basil Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 cup of fresh basil

INSTRUCTIONS

Basil Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small pot, combine sugar, water, and basil.

  2. Cook until all the sugar has dissolved about 10 minutes.

  3. Place the syrup in a blender, and blend until green and smooth.

  4. Let cool.

Fresh Watermelon Juice:

  1. Slice a seedless watermelon in half.

  2. Scoop out flesh into a food processor, for 2-3 minutes.

    • you can discard the rind, or use it as a serving bowl.

  3. Strain juice,

Watermelon Splash:

  1. In a pitcher, add the watermelon juice, simple syrup, vodka, and lime juice, stir until well combined.

  2. Pour into watermelon bowl, or a glass - on ice.

  3. Garnish with edible flowers, or watermelon wedge.

Cheers!

Cranberry Lime Fizz

Cranberry Lime Fizz

Here's a festive drink to help you ring in the New Year! Wishing you a positive and cheerful year from my kitchen to yours! 

Photos by Jessica Marx

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingridients:

  • 1 cup fresh cranberry

  • 2 lime, wedged

  • 1 btl champagne or prosecco

INSTRUCTIONS

1.    Place a handful of cranberry, and 2 slices of lime in glass. 

2.   Pour champagne, and enjoy!

P.S. Time will macerate the cranberry and lime flavor into the champagne. You can infuse the drink in advance in a pitcher to let the cranberry soak the flavor.

 

Rose Water Lemonade

Rose Water Lemonade

Aight aight I know what you are saying - it's fall I want a fall drink but let's be honest lemonade is a all year round drink - at least in my house. This drink is floral, acidic, sweet, and different! So let's keep pretending that it's summer and enjoy this spiked rose water lemonade! Cheers 

Photos by Jessica Marx

Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people

Spiked Lemonade:

  • 1/2 cup rose water (preferably al-wadi)

  • 3 1/2 cups lemonade

  • 1 cup vodka

  • 2 lemon, juiced

Garnish:

  • Dried rose petals

INSTRUCTIONS

1.    In a large pitcher, mix together the rose water, lemonade, vodka, and lemon juice.  

2.   Fill a glass up with ice. Pour the spiked lemonade.

3.    Garnish with dried rose petals. 

4.     Drink up!!

P.S. You can make the lemonade alcohol free, or alcoholic by adding one 2oz shot of vodka to each 8oz glass!