Watermelon Basil Lemonade (Get Cooking)

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Watermelon Basil Lemonade (Get Cooking)

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    Ingredients
    Serves 8
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    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

    Directions

    1. 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.
    2. Blend watermelon in a blender until smooth.
    3. 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.
    4. Garnish with fresh watermelon slices and basil sprigs before serving.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    150 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 0g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 0mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
    • Protein: 2g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Vitamin A 30%
    0%
    Vitamin C 50%
    0%
    Iron 4%
    0%
    Calcium 2%

    Recipe Source:

    Chef Andrew from Ankeny #1, KCCI-TV recipe, May 27, 2016.