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Watermelon-Basil Lime LaCroix™ Cooler

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
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Basil? In a drink? You bet! The unexpected combo of basil and watermelon is such a refreshing, tasty way to celebrate the flavors of summer. And this non-alcoholic LaCroix™ mocktail is the greatest way we can think of to stay hydrated all summer long.
Updated Sep 8, 2017
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  • 1 cup ripe watermelon chunks
  • 3 large basil leaves, torn into pieces, plus additional for garnish
  • 6 oz (1/2 can) LaCroix™ natural sparkling water Lime flavor
  • Lime wedge, for garnish


  • 1
    Using an immersion blender or a potato masher, puree the watermelon until completely smooth.
  • 2
    Pour the watermelon puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove any pulp or seeds. Measure out 1/2 cup of the watermelon juice.
  • 3
    Fill a highball glass with ice, sprinkling in the torn up basil leaves as you fill. Pour over the watermelon juice.
  • 4
    Pour in the LaCroix™ and gently stir to mix. Garnish with basil and lime.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Tips for measuring: 1 tablespoon = 1/2 liquid oz 2 tablespoons = 1 liquid oz 4 tablespoons = 2 liquid oz = 1/4 cup
  • tip 2
    If you’re using a seedless watermelon, you can skip the straining the watermelon pulp through a sieve if you’re in a hurry. It’ll result in a slightly thicker drink.
  • tip 3
    Basil bruises incredibly easy, so you don’t want to muddle the leaves here (unless you want brown basil leaves floating in your drink). Instead, just tear the leaves in half to release the oils, and plop them in the drink.

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More About This Recipe

  • If watermelon is the official fruit of summer, and basil is the official herb of summer, and LaCroix™ is the official water of summer, then that means this agua fresca-inspired mocktail is the official drink of summer. It’s just logical!
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