Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

A refreshing, summer drink that Serves 2

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.

Recipe Notes
  • 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!

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