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