This is the most refreshing drink I've ever made. It came from an experiment in the garden with growing watermelons. The experiment wasn't super successful because my watermelons had an absolutely ungodly amount of seeds. I'm not talking about a few, super fun-to-spit seeds here. I'm talking about a 50-50 seed to watermelon ratio, rending those suckers really difficult to eat. Hmmm...watermelons don't really lend themselves to much other than refreshing cocktails, so there I was. I happened to have a bag of lemons on hand as well and my basil is really thriving this year so I decided to put them all together...with vodka. A delicious, refreshing cocktail was born. It was especially perfect with Fried Green Tomatoes as a little appetizer before dinner. I wanted to treat my husband to something really refreshing and nice for dinner because he'd spent all day in our front yard making it look extra beautiful. When you are really hot and tired from a long day of digging and planting, this is a great way to cool down and relax.
1 small watermelon
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
20 basil leaves
1. Mix sugar and water in a mug and microwave for 3 minutes. Then set in the fridge to cool down.
2. Juice the lemons.
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