watermelon cooler

Image & Recipe via mamasgottabake

Check out this fast and simple recipe for this blended watermelon drink made with white grape juice, lime juice, sugar, mint, and club soda to make a refreshing summer drink…

Makes 9 servings

Ingredients:

3 cups coarsely chopped seeded watermelon
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
2 cups white grape juice
1 teaspoon lime peel
3/4 cup fresh lime juice, chilled
32 ounce club soda, chilled
Fresh mint sprigs & watermelon wedges or balls (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put watermelon chunks in to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Strain watermelon puree through a fine mesh sieve and throw away the pulp.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and mint. Using the back of a spoon or muddler, lightly crush mint by pressing it against the side of the bowl.
  3. Add grape juice, lime peel, lime juice, and watermelon puree, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in club soda.
  4. Serve in glasses over ice.

(If desired, garnish with mint sprigs and watermelon wedges or balls. Serve immediately.)