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Watermelon Basil Smash

Perre Magness
Serves 4
5 from 1 vote
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American


  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar or more to taste
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • ½ cup vodka
  • club soda


  • Put the basil leaves, lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher and muddle – that is, use a wooden spoon or muddler to lightly crush the ingredients together.
  • Puree the watermelon in a blender, then strain through a fine sieve into the pitcher.
  • Stir in the vodka, then pour over ice in four glasses.
  • Top with club soda and stir to mix.
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