Holiday Beverages: Watermelon Basil Sparklers

This holiday beverages post is sponsored by my friends at Megan Media and Tropicana. All words are my own. #MixedwithTrop

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With the holidays coming up, I wanted to craft a fun and different cocktail. During the winter months, I feel we focus too much on heavy ingredients for our food and holiday beverages: cream, cranberry, lots of butter, etc…  So I wanted to make a cocktail that would be light and refreshing, as well as able to cleanse our palates between meals. Introducing the Watermelon Basil Sparkler.

Watermelon Basil Sparklers - Holiday Beverages: Watermelon Basil Sparklers by Atlanta lifestyle blogger Happily Hughes

Who says watermelon is just for summer time? It’s a fantastic palate cleanser, and when mixed with basil, it’s the perfect refresher between courses. Here’s how to make one of the best holiday beverages out there: the Watermelon Basil Sparklers:

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For your Holiday Beverages, You will need:

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To make:

  1. Dip the rim of the champagne flute into the agave syrup until entire rim is coated.  Then dip into the gold sprinkling sugar.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  You can prepare this ahead of time and refrigerate it if you want!
  2. Pour 1 part Tropicana Watermelon Juice to 2 parts champagne.  Garnish with basil leaf.
  3. Sip and enjoy!!

I am loving this Tropicana Watermelon as a mixer! It’s so delicious and light. I know I’ll be using it a lot this summer for fun cocktails, like margaritas and watermelon martinis. I am such a fan of these Watermelon Sparklers!  

Watermelon Basil Sparklers How-To

I remember Thanksgiving of last year, my stomach was SO over all of the heavy food and drinks. I felt like a ton of bricks for days. Which is why I am making these delicious concoctions this year to lighten up the Thanksgiving and Christmas fare. I can’t wait for everyone to try them!  

22 thoughts on “Holiday Beverages: Watermelon Basil Sparklers

  1. Nikki

    Yumm these sound great! I love anything watermelon and my girlfriends and I are always making spritzers or juice mimosas, so this would be a great idea for our holiday party 🙂

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  2. Stephanie

    These are seriously gorgeous!! What a great idea! It sounds like a great summer drink too. With the gold sugar, it’d be perfect for New Year’s Eve. Thanks for the idea!

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