Summer Happy Hour alert: combine frozen yellow watermelon, fresh squeezed lime juice, thai basil, and white rum. This delicious frozen cocktail was a hit at my house this week.
Three fragrant ingredients combine to produce a sophisticated and interesting cocktail: watermelon, orange blossom water, and thai basil. I love the beautiful color of yellow watermelon, but feel free to use red if it’s what you have.
White rum adds punch without muddling the flavors and a squeeze of fresh lime brightens the flavor of naturally sweet & mellow yellow watermelon. This slushie can easily be made without rum for a family friendly drink everyone can enjoy. Enjoy!
Yellow Watermelon Rum Slushie
2 cups frozen seeded yellow watermelon chunks
4 oz white rum (use water for a non-alcoholic version)
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tsp. orange blossom water
1 tsp. white sugar (optional, and to taste)
small sprig thai basil leaves
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Strain into chilled glasses garnished with lime slice and piece of watermelon.