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Jazz up a timeless thirst-quenching drink with fresh herbs and summer fruit.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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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.


Nutrition Facts

94 calories; carbohydrates 25g; sugars 21g; protein 1g; vitamin a 437.3IU; vitamin c 24.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 8.1mcg; sodium 4mg; potassium 135mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.2mg.