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July 11, 2012

Watermelon-Mint Lemonade

5 to 6 cups watermelon, cubed
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 sprigs mint
1/2 cup lemon juice
Mint to garnish
Lemon to garnish
Watermelon to garnish

  1. In a pot on high heat, bring sugar and water to a light boil until the sugar is completely dissolved and your mixture is clear. Turn off the fire, and throw in your sprigs of mint.
  2. Allow mint to steep for at least 15 minutes, then remove it from your simple syrup and discard. Cool for about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour cooled mint-infused syrup into your blender along with the watermelon. Blend until mixture is  is smooth and uniform.
  4. Strain mixture into a pitcher using a screen to get rid of the fruit bits.
  5. Add lemon juice to the pitcher, and stir.
  6. Serve immediately, over ice.
  7. Garnish with Mint, watermelon, and lemon
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
Yield: 6-8 Servings

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