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Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make the Syrup

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  • In a large jar with a tight-fitting lid, vigorously shake sugar, 2 tbsp. basil and water until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Strain into a pitcher.

  • Mix the Drink

  • In a food processor, puree watermelon; strain. Add the watermelon juice (about 2 cups), tequila, orange liqueur and 1 cup lime juice to the pitcher; stir.

  • Rim the Glass

  • Pour 2 tbsp. lime juice on a plate. Spread 2 tsp. chopped fresh basil and salt on another plate. Dip the rims of 8 glasses into the lime juice, then into the salt and basil.

  • Drink Up

  • Fill the glasses with ice, then add the margarita. Garnish with basil sprigs.

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