Yummy summertime fare, cocktails on the patio, yes! Thank you Chef Olaf...
Watermelon & Cantaloupe Infused Vodka
In a pitcher, place small slices of watermelon & cantaloupe.
Add 2 teaspoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons of simple syrup
2 ounces of watermelon liquor.
Put in 1 ounce of vodka for each serving so if serving 6 people, add 6 ounces of vodka...
Top up with Topo Chico or bottled water and serve over ice.
Watermelon + Basil Martini
2 slices peeled & thinly sliced cucumber
1 cup crushed ice
2 sprigs of fresh basil
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon white sugar
Thinly sliced cucumber for garnish
place 2 slices of cucumber in bowl with basil and sugar, smash with a fork until softened
add 1 teaspoon of watermelon vodka (see above recipe) to loosen
Place crushed ice in a cocktail shaker and transfer cucumber basil mixture into shaker
top with remaining watermelon, vodka, lime juice and simple syrup
Shake and strain into 2 well chilled martini glasses
garnish each with I slice of cucumber