Watermelon Basilito Cocktail

Perfect for summer entertaining, this refreshing variation on a mojito is made with muddled watermelon, fresh basil, lime juice and white rum.

Watermelon Basilito Cocktail

Watermelon Basilito

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Our watermelon "basilito" cocktail is a refreshing twist on a traditional mojito made with muddled watermelon, fresh basil, lime and white rum.


  • 5 or 6 small chunks fresh watermelon
  • 4 large basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1-1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • Basil sprig for garnish


  1. Thoroughly muddle the watermelon and basil together with the lime juice in the bottom of a mixing glass.
  2. Transfer to a rocks glass and top with ice. Shake the remaining ingredients with ice and strain into the glass with the watermelon. Garnish with a sprig of basil.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.