Thursday, June 18, 2009

Watermelon-Basil Margaritas

If I were to have a summer garden party (I totally can in a month or so at my new house!), I would probably serve exclusively things that I've found on Martha Stewart's website. That is because she always has the perfect snacks and drinks and decorations for every season! Like this one:

It's a Watermelon-Basil Margarita! I think that's adorable. Watermelon is perfect for summer and it tastes like sunshine and happiness, and basil is just about the best thing ever. I put basil in everything I cook, so why not? I know a lot of people will think that it sounds gross because basil is in a lot of savory dishes, but I think that the licorice-y or chocolate-y flavor of different kinds of basil is probably amazing in this drink. Martha wouldn't put it there, otherwise.

The most adorable part is that she cuts watermelon into cubes, puts them in the freezer, and uses them as the ice cubes for this drink! That is so cute and I would have never thought of it! Plus, you can use frozen cubes of most fruits as ice cubes, so your ice cubes can always match whatever fruity flavor your drink is!

Love, Jillian


  1. "People who eat basil are laaaaame!" drunk Ashley from Rock of Love Bus

  2. My mom does the watermelon ice cube thing. DELICIOUS.

    This post reminds me of Pisa!

  3. Let's make them when we get back! And Pisa makes me want a Bellini!