Combine two favorite summer flavors – basil and watermelon – to create a refreshing cocktail perfect for summertime entertaining.
Bring sugar and water to boil in small saucepan. Stir in basil. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes.
Place watermelon, basil syrup, vodka, liqueur and lemon juice in blender container; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth. Add ice; blend until slushy. Pour into beverage glasses. Serve immediately.
Basil and Watermelon Mocktail Slushie: Prepare as directed, omitting vodka and liqueur and decreasing ice cubes to 2 cups.