HAMPTON Roadways, Va. – Chef Patrick Evans Hylton shares a sweet drink that is excellent for the 4th of July!
CHEERS TO THE FOURTH OF JULY
The quintessential fruit of summer time is the watermelon. It’s found at just about just about every outdoor gathering throughout the period. Whilst you cannot conquer having ice chilly slices of the melon, we’ve bought a different way to enjoy it.
Our Watermelon-tini is a mouth watering mix of clean fruit and other intoxicating elements. Have components, like prepared watermelon juice, on hand and shake cocktails simply and rapidly for friends
The drink is spiked with a top quality, nearby vodka from The Reverend Spirits in Norfolk.
We appear for watermelons from location growers at farm stands, farmers markets, and our favorite green grocer, Westside Make & Provisions in Norfolk.
Here’s how we make it:
Chill two martini eyeglasses.
Puree 2 cups of watermelon chunks by both positioning them in a colander positioned in excess of a bowl and pressing the fruit with a spatula by the holes or increase the fruit to a blender and pulse right until slushy.
Pour the juice, 3/4 cups vodka, 1/2 cup agave nectar, juice of a person lime, and a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well.
Strain the shaker contents into two martini glasses and garnish each individual with a smaller watermelon wedge.
Vodka arrives from The Reverend Spirits go to www.DrinkReverend.com
BON APPETIT TO Summer time ENTERTAINING
WITH WATERMELON CAPRESE SKEWERS
Summer season is a great time for entertaining outdoors, but we seem for crisp, refreshing dishes to serve with the warmth. Our Watermelon Caprese Skewers suit the bill for quick entertaining.
Relatively than tomato, as in a vintage Caprese Salad, we substitute summer’s beloved fruit, watermelon. We skewer watermelon cubes alongside with classic Caprese Salad substances, basil straight from the backyard garden and new mozzarella to make factors even simpler.
The mozzarella we use are small, personal-sized balls but you could use cubes reduce the very same sizing as the watermelon. A sprinkling of our handmade Herbes de PEH-vence seasoning garnishes the leading.
For an extra take care of, fold a little piece of thinly sliced Virginia country ham, most likely from Edwards Virginia Hams, into a ribbon and skewer concerning the watermelon and the basil leaf.
Here’s how we make it:
Slice watermelon into close to 1 inch-by-1 inch cubes. Position on a platter and insert a fresh new basil leaf. Place on top a compact contemporary mozzarella ball or piece of fresh new mozzarella sliced into the approximate size of the watermelon. Maintain together with a skewer.
Optionally, include a thinly sliced piece of Virginia place ham folding into a ribbon among the watermelon and the basil leaf.
If you’d like the recipe for our selfmade Herbes de PEH-vence seasoning, electronic mail [email protected] with “French Herb Seasoning” as the issue.
For additional, www.VirginiaEatsAndDrinks.com
Fantastic Foods Locate
Taste OF TEXAS
We adore barbecue, and we are normally on the lookout for our future beloved du jour. Flavor of Texas offers an assortment of smoked meats, sauces, and sides.
The restaurant is found in Virginia Seashore in the vicinity of Lynnhaven Mall. Operator/pitmaster Timothy Dodd produces the flavors he relished rising up in the Dallas location.
We loved the Smoked Turkey Platter with Texas Vinegar sauce, collard greens, and pit smoked beans. The turkey was tender and flavorful, the sauce a tasty piquant mix of sweet and heat, and the sides fresh and mouth watering.
Addictive sweet potato rolls, additional like biscuits, are a fantastic accompaniment.
For summer season – and calendar year-round entertaining – Flavor of Texas gives meats, sauces, and sides in massive parts to go.
For additional, www.ATasteOfTexasInVB.com
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