Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Watermelon Basil Martini

Summer is coming to a close, but with a last heat wave here in LA, I thought I'd sneak in an end-to-summer cocktail. This Watermelon Basil Martini is easy, light, and refreshing!

The Nutrition Rundown: Many cocktails have added sugar or simple syrup. Fresh, seasonal watermelon adds sweetness without too many added calories. Seltzer lightens the alcohol content and calories as well. As always, try to enjoy in moderation...

Watermelon Basil Martini
Makes 2
Ingredients
1/2 cup diced watermelon
~5 basil leaves
3 oz (2 shots) gin- you could substitute vodka if you prefer
1 cup ice
6 ounces club soda

Directions
1. In martini shaker, muddle/smash watermelon and basil. Add gin and ice.Place lid on shaker and shake vigorously. 
2. Remove shaker lid. Add club soda and stir. Strain into ice-filled glass and serve. 

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