Watermelon Basil Chile Fresca

This drink recipe comes to us via the Mistress of Spices. A fresh fruity and spicy blend sure to please adventurous tastebuds. Please check out the Mistress’s blog for more great recipes.




-1/3 cup sugar
-4 cups water
-6 cups chopped, seeded watermelon
-1/3 cup chopped basil leaves
-1 small green chile, chopped (optional)


Juice of one lime
1. Stir the sugar into the water in a large bowl. Stir well until the sugar dissolves.
2. In a blender, liqueify the watermelon, basil and chile.
3. Add the watermelon puree and lime juice to the sugar water. Stir well and pour into a pitcher.
4. Chill in the fridge and serve over ice.
Makes a big flask
Captain Tim
Captain Tim

Captain Tim is the founder of Caribbean Trading Company in Puerto Rico. Many years ago Captain Tim was a normal everyday guy who decided to do what so many people only dream about. He moved to the Caribbean. Traveling throughout the islands, he has the joy of sharing this lifestyle and its flavors with the world.