Print This Recipe Written by Chacha on Jul 18th, 2012 in Basil, Drinks, Lemon, Recipe, Watermelon | No Comments

Servings: 4


  • 1 c water
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 c fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 8 c watermelon, cubed and seeded
  • 1/2 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Basil sprigs, for garnish


Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the basil. Chill for 1 hour.

Strain sugar mixture through a sieve over a bowl, and discard basil.

Place watermelon in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour watermelon puree through a fine sieve into a large bowl. Discard solids. Combine watermelon liquid, sugar mixture, and juice in a pitcher. Chill.

Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and basil sprigs.

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