It's a warm day in D.C. (is there any other kind of summer day around here?) and I thought I'd try an incredibly easy summer drink recipe that is a fresh, healthy alternative to iced coffee and sweet tea: the watermelon-basil crush.
(Credit for the idea goes to Pound the Hill in Capitol Hill.)
What you'll need:
- 4 cups of chopped, seedless watermelon
- Fresh basil (about 20 good-sized leaves)
- 4 tablespoons agave syrup
- Ice (I used about 12 cubes)
- A blender
What you need to do:
- Put all the ingredients in a blender.
(I'm incredibly lazy, so I tend towards recipes that don't have more than two or three steps, tops. NB: Depending on the size of your blender, you may have to do this in two installments.)
This yummy and super-easy afternoon drink is ridiculously refreshing, but looks impressive. If you want a slightly more heterogenous look, you can blend the watermelon and the ice first, then add the basil. This will make the over-all look of the drink pinker, with flecks of green.
This is also delicious with bourbon!