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Memorial Day treats: Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade & Caprese Salad

Memorial Day is right around the corner. Lifestyle expert, Shanda Bauman shares a recipe for Sparkling Watermelon Vodka Lemonade & Caprese Pasta Salad.

Sparkling Watermelon Vodka Lemonade


  • 3 cups seedless watermelon pieces
  • 3 lemons, juiced ½ cup Purity Vodka
  • ¼ cup fresh mint 2 cups Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade


1. In a blender, puree the watermelon and lemon juice, strain through a sieve into a drink pitcher.

2. Add mint, vodka, and Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade- then stir.

3. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint.

Caprese Pasta Salad


  • 1 – 8 ounce package Fusilli
  • 1 lb cocktail tomatoes, quartered (about 18)
  • 8 ounces marinated mozzarella balls or vegan mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup pesto, store bough or homemade (recipe follows)
  • 3 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


1. Cook the pasta following package instructions.

2. Drain well and set aside

3. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and toss well.

4. Refrigerate until ready to serve

You can follow Lifestyle expert, Shanda Bauman on her blog www.theparentswithstyle.com