This Texas weather just couldn’t be better so we are taking a break over the weekend with this fun recipe for Thai Watermelon Basil Cups. Yum!
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 lemongrass stalks, chopped
seedless watermelon for cups.
1 ½ ounces gin
½ oz lemongrass simple syrup
3 Thai basil leaves
1 lime wedge
HOW TO MAKE IT…
In a pot, bring water, sugar and the chopped lemongrass stalks to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool, then strain.
To create fun drink cups, slice both ends off a seedless watermelon with a sharp knife and then stand the watermelon of one of the flat ends, carefully carving the rind off of on all sides. Turn the watermelon on its side and slice into several 1-2 inch thick rounds. Using a melon baller, carve out as many cup centers as you can, giving each plenty of room for the cup walls. Cut out each cup in your desired shape.
For every 2-3 watermelon cups: add gin, lemongrass syrup, basil leaves and lime wedge to a shaker. Muddle well and add ice. Shake vigorously and strain into cups. Garnish with extra Thai basil. Repeat until all watermelon cups have been filled.
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