Watermelon Vodka Spritzer

Close up above cocktails

This is Katie and my first “DC Summer” and I am not sure if I am prepared for the heat and humidity everyone is talking about. I figured to make it through this season I need to embrace cocktails, shouldn’t be too difficult :) Most of the time, cocktails are too sweet and heavy for me, you can only have one and who wants just one?  Nothing screams refreshing like a crisp watermelon. We are successfully growing a basil plant so why not incorporate that as well. What became of all of this, on a hot Saturday afternoon (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere right…?) A refreshing, not too sweet, amazingly delicious Watermelon Vodka Spritzer.

Fresh Watermelon

Watermelon has to be crisp, juicy, and bright pink to really be good, otherwise it can be almost inedible. One way to test for a ripe watermelon is to knock on the outside, if it sounds hollow it is probably ripe. This time of year it is pretty easy to find the perfect watermelon. I set out a bowl to munch on along with our cocktails.
2 finished drinksDrinks

Watermelon Vodka Spritzer
Makes 2 cocktails
1 cup watermelon
3-4 shots vodka
1 cup soda water
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon basil
Cut watermelon in to 1 inch chunks, add to cocktail shaker and muddle. Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake well. Strain and pour over ice. Enjoy!!

2 thoughts on “Watermelon Vodka Spritzer

  1. this sounds delicious! i love good cocktails but don’t usually make very complicated ones when i’m at home – i leave that to the professionals :) this one i might have to try out, though – definitely worth the effort, i’m sure!

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