- 4 cups fresh watermelon juice
- 1 cup tequila
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup Cointreau
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 12-16 basil leaves
- Lime wedges
- Ice cubes
For basil simple syrup:
In a small saucepan over medium heat combine sugar, water and basil; bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat, set aside at room temperature to cool, at least 30 minutes.
Discard basil, cover simple syrup, and refrigerate.
Can be made up to 1 week ahead. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
Rub rims of glasses with 1 lime wedge.
Dip rims of glasses in salt mixture.
Place glasses into freezer to chill.
In a pitcher stir together watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, cointreau and half of basil syrup. Taste; add more syrup if needed.
Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice.
Garnish with lime slices