Starlight Bowl, Watermelon Swash & Morning Martini Recipes

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Kathie Lee & Hoda: Kelley Lilien’s Summer Cocktails

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are joined by Kelley Lilien, author of Mrs. Lilien’s Coctail Swatchbook, to discuss some great summer cocktails, which include Starlight Bowl, Watermelon Swash and Morning Martinis.

Kelley Lilien: Starlight Bowl Recipe

Kathie Lee and Hoda head to Today's Kitchen with Kelley Lilien to share recipes for Starlight Bowl, Watermelon Swash and Morning Martinis

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb head to Today's Kitchen with Kelley Lilien to share recipes for summer cocktails, including Starlight Bowl, Watermelon Swash and Morning Martinis

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • Star fruit
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup Limoncello
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • Raspberries
  • Edible gold stars

Preparation

  1. In a glittering punch bowl, pour lemon juice, Simple Syrup, vodka, Limoncello, champagne.
  2. Garnish with four sliced star fruits and raspberries and sprinkle with edible gold glitter stars

Kelley Lilien: Watermelon Swash Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 cup Tequila
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup
  • 4 limes
  • 3 cups ice

Preparation

  1. Blend 4 cups of cubed watermelon until liquid
  2. Strain to yield 1 1/2 cups of fresh melon juice
  3. Add the watermelon juice, juice of four limes, tequila, basil leaves, Simple Syrup, to a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds
  4. Add 3 cups of ice and puree until smooth

Kelley Lilien: Morning Martini Recipe

Ingredients

  • Gin
  • Grand Marnier
  • Orange Marmalade

Preparation

  1. Mix all together
  2. Garnish with a fruit kabob, instead of your normal olive

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Summer Cocktails

All the cocktails that Kellel Lilien made were served with Sterling Silver Bendy Straws and you can get a set of 4 at Amazon for $9.50.

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