Warm breeze. Sunset. Patio furniture. Tiki torches. Grilled salmon. Don't all of these things sound better with a glass of wine in hand?
I decided to come up with a low calorie swap for my usual mascato and mango mix.
Because watermelon is naturally sweet but low in calories (due to the high water content) and champagne has a lower calorie count than wine the two worked perfectly.
Happy bathing suit season!
Watermelon and Champagne Cocktail
1/2 cup Champagne
1/2 cup Watermelon juice
splash of lime
1. Slice and puree watermelon in a food processor or blender. Using a fine mesh strainer push the watermelon puree through with a spoon and make sure all of the seeds are removed.
2. Add 1/2 cup strained watermelon juice to a wine glass. Add a squeeze of lime. Top with champagne (something not too sweet). Let the bubbly settle and top it off again.
Serve and drink right away.