Fresh Watermelon Basil Daiquiri

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Fresh Watermelon Basil Daiquiri

July 22, 2020
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Fresh Watermelon Basil Daiquiri

This summer-approved Fresh Watermelon Basil Daiquiri is so fresh and satisfying, you’ll wonder how you ever did summer without it!

And who doesn’t love a quick, no-fuss drink recipe to help you ease into that laid back summer life.

You can easily make the fresh watermelon basil mixer in larger quantities and take out on the lake or a picnic and add the alcohol on site.  

Think of the possibilities that this Fresh Watermelon Basil Daiquiri recipe can do for you and your friends this summer!

 

WatermelonOf course, we start with fresh, California watermelon.  I used the personal-sized, seedless variety and it was plenty for our recipe

 

Add the watermelon chunks, a few fresh basil leaves, lime juice and sugar to a cocktail shaker 

 

Muddle the ingredients together until everything is combined and liquidy.  If you want to make a large batch, this is where you want to double or triple the recipe and keep in a container in the fridge for mass use

 

Add ice and the white rum to a cocktail shaker and shake for a few seconds to combine the ingredients and make extra cold.  Pour into a wide mouth glass filled with ice.  I added a slice of watermelon for fun too

 

Add in a few baby basil leaves to the top and enjoy!

 

Fresh Watermelon Basil Daiquiri

This summer approved Fresh Watermelon Basil Daiquiri is so fresh and satisfying, you'll wonder how you ever did summer without them!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh watermelon chunks
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 whole lime, juiced
  • 4 oz white rum

Instructions
 

  • Add the watermelon, basil, sugar and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and muddle until combined and sugar is dissolved
  • Add crushed ice and the white rum to the shaker and shake vigorously until well combined
  • Strain the mixture into a large mouthed glass filled with ice
Keyword watermelon basil

And how fun would it be to serve this Fresh Watermelon Basil Daiquiri inside of a watermelon?

Check out my tutorial on how to make your own Watermelon Keg!

 

Love watermelon as much as I do?  Check out this must-make recipe from last year…

 

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Our tasty Watermelon Salad is loaded with California goodness

 

 

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