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Recipe: How to make Watermelon Basil cooler

May 13, 2018 10:10 IST

Beat the heat with these refreshing summer recipes shared by Chef Paul Kinny. 

Watermelon cooler 

Watermelon Basil Refresher


  • 5-6 cubes of fresh watermelon
  • 3-4 basil leaves
  • 15 ml sugar syrup
  • 15 ml lime syrup
  • 7 Up


  • Take a few cubes of fresh watermelon in a muddler.
  • Add basil leaves, sugar syrup and lime juice. 
  • Muddle all the ingredients together and pour in a tall glass. 
  • Top up the remaining glass of 7 Up. 
  • You can garnish with fresh watermelon and serve. 

Sparkling Iced Tea

Iced tea


  • 15 ml vodka
  • 15 ml white rum
  • 15 ml gin
  • 15 ml tequila
  • Lime juice as per taste
  • 15 ml triple sec
  • Cranberry juice for top up


  • Take a shaker and put some ice in it. 
  • Add the spirits and stir it gently. 
  • Add the cranberry juice. 
  • Pour the mixture in a tall Collins glass, and add some fresh lemon slices and serve. 


Chef Paul Kinny