Watermelon Basil Lemonade (Get Cooking)
Servings and Ingredients
|1 c. water|
|¾ c. sugar, plus additional for sweetening|
|1 c. thinly sliced fresh basil|
|12 c. cubed and seeded watermelon|
|1 c. fresh lemon juice, from 5 to 6 lemons|
|Fresh watermelon slices and basil sprigs, for serving|
- To make watermelon simple syrup, bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the basil. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Strain through a sieve over a bowl, and discard basil.
- Blend watermelon in a blender until smooth.
- Pour watermelon puree through a fine sieve into a large bowl. Reserve liquid; discard solids. Combine watermelon liquid, basil simple syrup and lemon juice in a pitcher over ice; chill. Adjust sweetness to taste.
- Garnish with fresh watermelon slices and basil sprigs before serving.
150 Calories per serving
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 0mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 38g
- Protein: 2g
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 50%
Chef Andrew from Ankeny #1, KCCI-TV recipe, May 27, 2016.