Watermelon-Lemonade Cooler

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Garnish this fruity beverage with thin slices of watermelon and a pinch of mint. Cook lemonade concentrate with a few mint sprigs to allow the flavors to blend, then combine with puréed watermelon. Chill overnight before serving.

 

Ingredients

  • 15 cups seeded and cubed watermelon
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • Ice
  • Garnishes: watermelon wedges, mint springs

Preparation

  1. Process watermelon, in batches, in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Combine concentrate and 2 mint sprigs, and cook in a saucepan over medium-high heat 10 minutes. Stir together watermelon puree and lemonade mixture; cover and chill 8 hours. Remove and discard mint. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
Michael Rocchio, Birmingham, Alabama,
July 2004