Yield: Yields 1-1/2 quart
Tempted by the colorful array of flavored waters at the supermarket? They’re often just glorified soft drinks without the carbonation. It’s much healthier (and less expensive) to make your own. In this version, a tart squeeze of lime and a floral hint of basil brighten up watermelon’s natural sweetness.
Meanwhile, in a blender, purée the watermelon with 2 cups cold water. Strain the watermelon liquid and basil liquid through a fine strainer into a large bowl; discard the solids. Pour the liquid into a large pitcher. Add the lime juice and 2 cups cold water; stir to combine. Serve over ice.
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Delicious and refreshing! Would have never thought of this flavor combination on my own! Yummmm!
I was about to search through all my old Fine Cooking magazines for this recipe. So happy to find it online!This is a fantastic drink. It is not overly sweet (if you are expecting a Coke, this is not the drink for you) and is very refreshing. This recipe is a wonderful way to have a delicious, healthful drink and get away from overly sweet sodas and fruit juices (which, simple-carb wise, are no different from soda and are bad for you).
Wow! Flavored water has never tasted so good. It was incredibly refreshing and surprisingly full of flavor. Made it for a neighborhood gathering and people couldn't get enough. Even the kids loved it! Made multiple batches and it is worthy to note that riper watermelons result in a tastier drink. Be sure and use the deep red flesh portion of the watermelon for the best flavor.
Strange taste. Personally, for me, lacks of sugar. And not that refreshing as I thought.
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