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.
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.