Watermelon Mojito Smash

Oxmoor House
This tangy summer drink provides the sweetness of watermelon with the pungent flavor of fresh lime juice. Serve with mint sprigs, if desired.

Yield:

Serves 2 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 147
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 25 mg
Calcium 13 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 (5-inch) mint sprigs
2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 large limes)
Ice cubes
1 cup lime-flavored sparkling water, chilled
Mint sprigs (optional)
Lime slices (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine 1/2 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in 2 (5-inch) mint sprigs. Cover and steep 15 minutes. Remove and discard mint. Cool mint syrup completely.

2. Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Strain watermelon mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Stir in mint syrup and lime juice.

3. Fill each of 2 glasses with ice cubes. Pour 3/4 cup watermelon mixture and 1/2 cup sparkling water over ice in each glass. Garnish with additional mint sprigs and lime slices, if desired.

Note:

Cooking Light Chill

May 2013