Watermelon Basil Bliss
Yield: Serves: 12
Cost per Serving: $1.41
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 132
- Fat: 0.0g
- Saturated fat: 0.0g
- Protein: 1g
- Carbohydrate: 17g
- Fiber: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Sodium: 2mg
- 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
- 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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