Our lives have truly changed since the GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker arrived! The nuggets are perfectly bite-sized, chewable, and make cocktail hour that much easier. We are forever running out of ice, and this tiny but mighty machine can crank out 3 pounds of the "good ice" in just three hours! Now that we are enjoying libations at home instead of at our local bars, this GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker is really coming in handy!
This Watermelon Herbed Cooler with Basil and Mint is refreshingly delicious and very easy to make. Blend your favorite herbs with a big juicy watermelon, lime juice, and salt, and the result is a vibrant drink ready to be turned into your favorite concoction This cocktail is the perfect quick drink to enjoy with your loved ones at home on a warm summer evening. Make a batch in advance to keep the party going at home!
This cocktail is brought to you from FeedfeedBrooklyn in our Test Kitchen Sponsored by GE Profile’s Smart Appliances.
For the Cocktail:
- 1 cup herbed watermelon juice, (recipe below)
- 1 1/ 2 ounces vodka
- Fresh basil sprigs, for garnish
- Watermelon triangles, for garnish
- Opal nugget ice from the GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker, as needed
For the Cocktail:
To a Collins glass add opal nugget ice leaving about 1-inch of room at the top. Pour watermelon juice and vodka into glass and stir to combine. Add more ice, garnish with watermelon triangle and basil and serve immediately.
For the Herbed Watermelon Juice:
- 1/ 2 watermelon, rind removed and cut into large chunks
- 2 sprigs fresh mint
- 2 sprigs fresh basil
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
For the Herbed Watermelon:
To a blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Set aside and use it to make cocktails.