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Watermelon Basil Punch



750-ml bottle Avión Silver


2-pound baby seedless watermelon


cup (or more) sugar


cups basil leaves, plus sprigs for serving


cup fresh lemon juice

Lemon wheels (for serving)

How to make

Cut away rind and slice flesh into 2” pieces. Puree watermelon flesh and sugar in blender until smooth and sugar is dissolved. Add two cups basil and blend on low speed until leaves are broken up, about 10 seconds. Let sit 15 minutes. Strain into a pitcher. Whisk in Avión Silver and lemon juice; taste and add more sugar if desired. Chill until cold, at least 1 hour. Serve in ice-filled rocks glasses. Garnish with basil sprigs and lemon wheels.

Avión Silver