Ever since I can remember, watermelon has and will always be one of my favorite fruits. Who doesn’t love a juicy watermelon? If you raised your hand to that question, we really need to have a serious discussion. Anyway, today I am taking my love for watermelon to a new level and birthing a perfectly refreshing mocktail. No fuss Watermelon Spritzers are the perfect summertime refresher.
Now, of course if you are not the mocktail kinda girl and you want to kick this up a notch, you can use champagne or Prosecco to top off your spritzers..
HOW TO MAKE WATERMELON SPRITZERS:
First, peel and cut the watermelon into cubes and transfer those cubes to a high-powered blender like a vitamix along with the juice of half a lemon.
Now, add four mint leaves to the blender. If you are adding any sweetener (I recommend simple syrup) you can add it into the blender now. Then blend the watermelon mixture until until it’s smooth, about a minute.
Strain the watermelon juice through a fine mesh strainer and set it aside.
Add ice, lime and watermelon slices to a glass. Pour about half a cup of the watermelon juice into the glass.
Now top it off with sparkling water. I enjoy Spindrift grapefruit flavor.
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The perfect refreshing and easy summertime drink.
1 small watermelon, seedless
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 tbsp simple syrup, optional
4 mint leaves, plus more to serve
Sparkling water, champagne or Prosecco to serve
Lime wedges and watermelon pieces to serve
To begin, peel and dice the watermelon into cubes and transfer them to a high-powered blender along with the lime juice, simple syrup (if using) and mint leaves. Blend the mixture until smooth. Strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer and set it aside. Mixture makes about 2 cups of juice after straining.
To make s single drink, add ice, lime slices and watermelon pieces to a glass. Pour about 1/2 a cup of watermelon juice into the glass and top it off with sparkling water, champagne or Prosecco. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
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