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Watermelon Rum Punch


In the bottom of a glass, at the end of a muddle, lies the taste of summer: fresh watermelon, basil, and Grand Marnier. Mix with rum and citrus juices.

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  • 8 cups (64 ounces) white rum
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) Watermelon Purée, recipe follows
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) orange juice
  • 1 cup (8 ounce) lime juice
  • 5 cups fresh watermelon, cubed
  • 5 ounces orange-flavored cognac liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • 15 fresh basil leaves, shredded


Servings 1
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 5mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Chill martini glasses ahead of time.

Mix and stir the rum, Watermelon Puree, orange juice and lime juice. Serve over ice in chilled cocktail glasses.

Watermelon Puree:
Muddle the watermelon, liqueur and basil in a glass until you reach a thick and slightly chunky puree consistency.

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