How to: Watermelon Basil Spritzer

Summer is the ideal time to experiment with fun cocktails, and this Watermelon Basil Spritzer is a perfect example. Created by wedding and party planning extraordinaire Karen Lopez of The Perfect Match in Naples, it’s just what a warm-weather libation should be: simple, light and super refreshing.

How to: Watermelon Basil Spritzer

Here’s what Karen had to say about her concoction: “The grocery stores have had some super sweet and delish watermelon recently, which, of course, got my wheels turning. With summertime upon us and pool and beachside gatherings, I want something fun, refreshing and fruity—without being too sweet.

“I also spied this very cool bar that one of my blogger friends, Floridian Weddings, visited on my Instagram feed that had all sorts of amazing herbs out on the bar for their concoctions, so that inspired me, as well. Since I’ve recently revamped my herb garden and have a ton of basil, I decided to merge these two favs into one delightfully refreshing spritzer.

“If you want to be really fancy, you can try pureeing yellow watermelon and using plain sparkling lemonade for a non-pink concoction that’s just as refreshing.”

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