I can’t vouch for the rest of the country, but if you’re in Melbourne or Sydney you could be fooled into thinking it’s still summer. Hopefully if you’re in the northern hemisphere there is a hint of warmer weather coming too. This recipe is perfect balmy evening dessert and it’s darn simple.
Gin is most definitely my poison of choice, and it’s difficult to go past a juicy watermelon so I was excited to make this. I made the recipe a couple of weeks ago and have been meaning to post it. However I must admit that over the weekend I may have slightly over indulged on my poison of choice (I’m looking at you Ella), so writing this is making me feel just a touch queasy. . .
You will need:
- 1 small watermelon
- 1 cup gin
- Mint leaves (I used basil)
Cut the watermelon in half, remove the seeds and scoop out balls of the firm flesh with a melon-baller (or cut into cubes).
Place in a bowl, pour the gin over, cover and leave to marinate for several hours in the fridge. (I really like the thought of something marinating in gin!)
At serving time, drain the watermelon well, arrange the balls in chilled glasses, and decorate with fresh mint leaves.
Kath & Kate x