Sweet, tangy, and absolutely thirst-quenching, this beverage is one the whole family can enjoy.
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon grated lime rind
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
12 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
Combine 1 1/4 cups water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 30 seconds or until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat; stir in mint, lime rind, and lemon rind. Let stand 20 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve over a bowl; discard solids.
Place one-third each of sugar syrup and watermelon in blender; process until smooth. Pour puree into a large pitcher. Repeat the procedure twice with remaining sugar syrup and watermelon. Stir in lime and lemon juice. Serve over ice, or refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir before serving.
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Me and my daughter loved this. Not sure why all the bad reviews. We substituted local honey for sugar and cooked the mint and rind down just a bit longer. I added more lime/lemon juice to taste. I recommend serving really cold. When I made it an adult beverage I added tequila and grand marnier.
I thought this was really good. I added more lime/lemon juice and omitted the mint. Blogged about it here:
p.s. I used seedless watermelon - can't imagine getting the black seeds out. I left the random white seeds in and they blended up fine.