Watermelon Blueberry Basil Lemonade
Bar & Beverage Specialist
The Spirits in Motion
When watermelon is readily available, it’s easy to make your own juice by whirling some chunks in the blender and straining the mixture, saving the liquid. But watermelon juice also comes bottled if pressed for time. For this refreshing, well-balanced drink, beverage specialist Tony Pereyra makes lemonade in house and combines it with the watermelon juice, muddled blueberries and basil.
5½ oz. lemon juice
4 oz. simple syrup
2½ oz. water
4 oz. watermelon juice
4 oz. fresh lemonade (recipe above)
1 fresh basil leaf
Watermelon slice and blueberries, for garnish
1. For lemonade, combine all ingredients in glass jar; mix well and refrigerate.
2. In cocktail shaker glass, muddle blueberries. Add watermelon juice, lemonade, basil and ice cubes; shake well. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with watermelon and blueberries.
Photo courtesy of National Watermelon Promotion Board