Cucumber Watermelon Basil Cooler Recipe

The most refreshing drink ever – fresh watermelon juice with hints of cucumber, lime, & basil.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


6 cups of watermelon, cubed

1 large english cucumber, cubed

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

2 tbsp agave nectar or honey

6 basil leaves

Extra cucumber slices for garnish


After cubing your watermelon and cucumber, place in food processor or blender and puree.

Pour puree into a sieve over a large bowl, pressing down on the solids with a spatula to get out all the juice.

In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice and agave nectar or honey. Then add to the watermelon and cucumber juice. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking with more agave nectar or honey if necessary.

To serve, place two basil leaves at the bottom of a glass and bruise with muddler or anything available, to release the basil herbal scent.

Add ice and then pour the juice mixture into the glass. Add a cucumber slice or two on top and another piece of basil.

Consider yourself refreshed!


  • Calories: 236