Watermelon-Lime Soda



Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 136
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Sodium 3 mg


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger
10 cup diced watermelon
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 cups chilled club soda
Garnish: mint sprigs


Combine sugar, water, and ginger in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook until sugar ­dissolves, stirring with a whisk. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Strain; discard solids. Working in batches, place diced watermelon and fresh lime juice in a blender; process until smooth. Strain watermelon mixture through a fine sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Stir in sugar syrup and chilled club soda. Serve over ice; garnish, if desired.

Robin Bashinsky,

Cooking Light

July 2014