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.
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