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Basil Watermelon Caipirinha

Watermelon and basil soaked in Cachaça makes for a delicious summertime dessert.
Course Drinks
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Fruit
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Fat, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • 1/4 cup evaporated cane sugar Demerara (or light brown )
  • handful basil leaves finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 sweet lime juiced (optional)
  • 1 watermelon small seedless peeled and cubed (from a 3-4 pound melon)


  1. Muddle together the Cachaça, sugar, basil and lime juices. Pour the mixture over the watermelon and let it soak overnight in the refrigerator, stirring a few times to ensure the watermelon is evenly soaked.
  2. Serve in a bowl with some of the soaking liquid, or put it in a blender and puree for a cocktail.