Watermelon Basil Bliss

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 132
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 2 mg

Ingredients

2 packed cups torn fresh basil leaves and stems
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 5 limes)
8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
12 ounces vodka
Watermelon wedges for garnish, optional
Fresh basil leaves for garnish, optional

Preparation

1. Use a large wooden spoon to crush basil leaves and stems with sugar in a medium bowl. Pour in lime juice and stir until sugar has dissolved.

2. Working in batches, puree watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor until smooth. Use a rubber spatula to press watermelon juice through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher. Discard watermelon pulp.

3. Pour reserved basil syrup through the same fine-mesh strainer into watermelon juice. Discard leaves and stems. Add vodka to juice mixture and stir to combine.

4. Fill 8 large glasses with ice, pour mixture over and serve immediately. Garnish with watermelon wedges and basil leaves, if desired.

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