In this area, we usually have an abundance of watermelon this time of year and I thought this might be a new way for you to enjoy this delicious fruit.
1-1/4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped mint
1 tablespoon grated lime rind
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
12 cups cubed and seeded watermelon
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Combine 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 and stir in mint, lime and lemon rind. Let stand 20 minutes, strain and discard solids.
Place 1/3 of each, sugar syrup and watermelon in blender. Process until smooth. Pour puree into a large pitcher. Repeat the process 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.
Makes 9 servings at 108 calories each.
Enjoy on these hot summer days!