4 cups watermelon, cubed
1/4 cup sugar
15 basil leaves
1/2 cup water, room temperature
1 lime, juiced
Place the watermelon, sugar, and 2 to 3 ice cubes in a blender. Purée until smooth. Strain the watermelon through fine-mesh strainer or cheese cloth and discard the pulp.
In a glass pitcher, combine the water, lime juice, and basil leaves. Muddle the basil against the sides of the pitcher with a spoon. Pour the watermelon into the pitcher, stir, and serve over ice. Garnish with lime and basil. (The basil garnish is the cherry on top-every sip buries your nose in the fragrant leaves.)
This keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days.
- If you love basil, add more leaves!
- The ague fresca will separate if stored in the refrigerator. Simply stir and garnish with fresh lime.
Borrowed from The Kitchn.com!