There are few better ways to kick off a summer bash than ice-cold watermelon shooters served in edible shot glasses. A little bit naughty but with some redeeming nutritious goodness, these little suckers pack a real taste punch.
Although the juicy cells release 92 percent water when you bite into it, every bite also contains significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C , a decent dose of cancer-fighting antioxidants and lots of lypcopene to boot.
- Cut thick slices of watermelon – about 2.5 centimeters wide.
- Remove the rind, divide each slice into squares of 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm and use a melon baller to create a hollow to contain the spirits.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- When you are ready to serve pour half a tot of chilled vodka in each hollow and finish off with a basil leaf. Pop the watermelon shooter whole into your mouth and revel in the taste explosion.
If fruit-infused drinks are your thing you will go mad for the Moscow Mule bursting with Vit C goodness. Follow the link for the recipe.
Photography: Kleinjan Groenewald