Heatwaves have the country in a chokehold and we need something cool to sip on! I don’t know about you all but I LOVE WATERMELON! For the past few weeks I’ve been diving into some smaller ones by myself because they seem to be sweeter than the larger ones. I personally am not the greatest at picking out watermelon so this is kinda where this recipe stemmed from. Typically if I come across a watermelon that just isn’t giving what its supposed to give in terms if sweetness then I just blend it, sweeten it a bit, and sip it through a straw. With that being said, this recipe is simple. Watermelon, Lemons, Basil, and Sugar. Now this isn’t your typical lemonade. Watermelon Basil Lemonade is more of a blended beverage so anticipate this drink having some texture to it! And I used lemons but I think limes are a great option as well. And I did pretty much eyeball all these ingredients so I’d use this recipe loosely and adjust accordingly to your taste. Enjoy!

Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Watermelon Basil Lemonade

Watermelon Basil Lemonade


  • Watermelon
  • Lemons
  • Sugar
  • Basil
  • Tajin (to kick up the flavor)
  • Watermelon slices (garnish)
  • Lemon slices (garnish)


  1. Chop up watermelon into cubes
  2. Add to blender
  3. Squeeze the juice of two lemons, add some sugar, and pour into blender
  4. Add handful of fresh basil into blender
  5. Blend.
  6. Pour into cup and sprinkle Tajin on top
  7. ENJOY!

Shown in the picture is the Winsome Cutting Board from Sonder LA. I absolutely love this board, especially for cutting up my fruits and veggies! I’ve used it for everything!

If you find yourself whipping this up please leave a comment! I’d love to see how you liked it! I hope you love it! And if Pinterest is your kinda thing PIN it! XOXO, Lauren!

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