Jazz up a timeless thirst-quencher with fresh summer ingredients.

Source: Midwest Living

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Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 4-quart bowl or heat-proof pitcher, use the back of a wooden spoon to bruise 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves. Add lemon juice. Mix juice with sugar. Pour boiling water over juice mixture, stir to dissolve sugar. Add lemon rinds and pureed watermelon. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Remove and discard rinds. Strain through a mesh sieve into a pitcher. Add watermelon wedges and fresh basil leaves. Stir before serving. Makes about six (10-ounce) glasses over ice.

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Nutrition Facts

94 calories; total fatg; saturated fatg; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 4mg; potassium 135mg; carbohydrates 25g; fiberg; sugar 21g; protein 1g; vitamin a 437IU; vitamin c 24mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 10mg; ironmg.

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