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Watermelon Basil Bliss

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Watermelon Basil Bliss


2 packed cups torn fresh basil leaves and stems
½ cup extra-fine sugar
½ cup fresh lime juice (from 5 limes)
8 cups diced pitted watermelon
12 oz vodka
Watermelon slices for garnish, optional
Fresh basil leaves for garnish, optional

To make

Using a large wooden spoon, chop the basil leaves and stalks with the sugar in a medium bowl. Pour in the lime juice and stir until the sugar is dissolved.Using portions, chop the watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor until smooth. Using a rubber spatula, squeeze the watermelon juice through a fine-mesh sieve and into a jug. Avoid the watermelon pulp.Pour the remaining basil syrup through the same fine-mesh sieve into the watermelon juice. Remove the leaves and stems. Add the vodka to the juice mixture and mix until smooth.Fill 8 large glasses with ice, pour the mixture, and serve immediately. If desired, garnish with watermelon slices and basil leaves.
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  Published: 11/20/2023 7:51 PM

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