Watermelon Basil Cocktail

Watermelon Cubes

Fresh Basil Leaves

Tonic Water or Lemon Lime Soda

Regular quality vodka (could use cucumber flavored if you’d like)

Crush watermelon & muddle with a few basil leaves to release the basil flavor, strain. Mix 1 part watermelon juice with 1 part vodka in a shaker filled with ice. Pour into a martini or cocktail glass and add a splash of tonic water or soda. Garnish with basil & a cucumber slice if desired. *Tip-prepare watermelon juice ahead of time and refrigerate. Use as much or as little watermelon as you’d like and muddle the basil to taste. A few leaves per cup of watermelon should be sufficient.

Enjoy!

Fruit & Herb Skewers

 

I made these a few weeks ago for a BBQ and they were an absolute hit. Everyone gobbled them up! Not only are they pretty and delicious, but they are also so simple to make and only take a few simple ingredients! Love that ; )

1.) Choose one or all of the following berries: Strawberries or Blackberries, Raspberries, Blue Berries

2.) Mozzarella Cheese, chopped or balled 

3.) Fresh Mint &/or Basil leaves

4.) Rasperry or Strawberry vinagrette if desired

Prep: If using strawberries chop or quarter them into smaller pieces. For other berries, leave whole. For cheese, chop or use a melon baller to get chunks that are about the size of your berries. I luckily found pre-chopped mozzarella at my local deli, yay! Small skewers work best for this delicate kabob so buy smaller ones if you can find them or what I did was just cut regular skewers in half using wire cutters from hubbies garage (wash them first).  For the herbs smaller leaves are better so you can tear the bigger leaves in half if needed. Now we are ready to assemble: Add one berry to skewer, followed by 1 cheese chunk, followed by 1 basil or mint leaf and repeat! Easy peasy. When all assembled place on a simple white plate if you have one, the colors really pop off the white. Drizzle with a little dressing or eat em up as is. Trust me these are delish.

Enjoy! ~ Bobbie Socialite