Watermelon and Mint Spritz for Kids

Watermelon and Mint Spritz for Kids
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Ease of cooking: Moderate
    Method of cooking: Chilling
  • Prep time: 25 minutes
    Cooking time: 5 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups watermelon cubes (½-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 4 to 5 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Chilled sparkling water, for serving
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar

Method

  1. Add 5 cups of the watermelon cubes (save 1 cup for garnish) to a blender with the lime juice and puree until smooth. Pour into a large measuring cup. Add the Simple Syrup and mint leaves to the blender and puree until the mint leaves turn into green flecks.
  2. Add ice to 6 glasses and then fill each glass about half full with the watermelon juice. Add a splash of the mint simple syrup to each glass. Top with sparkling water.
  3. On each skewer, alternate the remaining watermelon cubes and mint leaves. Garnish each drink with a skewer.
  4. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up to 1 month. Yield: 1 1/2 cups
    Special equipment:
  1. 6 skewers
Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli.