Watermelon Basil Cocktail

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This is a perfect cocktail on a warm, summer day!

Make it your own by choosing your own liquor- vodka, rum, and tequila would all work nicely. Not a fan of basil? Swap in mint!


  • 4 cups Seedless Watermelon Chunks
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • Optional: Powdered sugar to taste
  • Fresh Basil (or Mint)
  • 3/4 Cup Vodka (Or Tequila or Rum)


  • Blend watermelon and lime juice until smooth. Add powdered sugar and blend to sweeten to taste. We find little to no sugar is needed with Leger’s naturally sweet watermelons.
  • Stir in vodka (or your preferred liquor)
  • Take 2-4 Basil leaves, roll leaves and thinly slice into a chiffonade.
  • Fill 4 old fashioned glasses with ice. Pour watermelon/vodka mix over ice. Sprinkle basil chiffonade over glasses.
  • Garnish with watermelon slices and/or basil leaves.


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