Yellow Watermelon Rum Slushie

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.

Yellow Watermelon Rum Slushie

Yellow Watermelon Rum Slushie

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.

lime, yellow watermelon, and thai basil

lime, yellow watermelon, and thai basil

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
(makes two)

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.

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