There are few better ways to kick off a summer bash than ice cold shooters served in edible watermelon shot glasses. A little bit naughty but with some redeeming nutritious goodness these little suckers packs a real taste punch.

The epitome of height of summer goodness watermelon is the quintessential warm weather antidote with some proper health credentials. No wonder Egyptians placed watermelons in the burial tombs of kings to nourish them in the afterlife.
Although the juicy cells release 92 percent water when you bite into it, every bite also contains significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C , a decent dose of cancer fighting antioxidants and lots of lypcopene to boot.

Cut thick slices of watermelon – about 2.5 centimeters wide. Remove the rind, divide each slice into squares of 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm and use a melon baller to create a hollow to contain the spirits. Refrigerate until ready to use. When you are ready to serve pour half a tot of chilled vodka in each hollow and finish off with a basil leaf. Pop whole into your mouth and revel in the taste explosion.

Photography: Kleinjan Groenewald