Watermelon Punch

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Why is it that we always seem to eat only the first half of a watermelon? The other half sits in the fridge, eventually ending up in the compost pile. So, I tried this drink out to salvage that second half. Well that, and wanting to make the girls a special drink while we were enjoying our wine. Less whining = more wining. This round of tinkering turned out to be a refreshing success—thus, watermelon punch was born. There’s no booze in it, but boy it’d be good if there were!

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Watermelon Punch

Makes approximately 6-8 glasses

 

1/2 small watermelon, approx. 4 cups

1/8 cup sugar

Juice of 1 lime, plus more for garnish

4 cups water

 

Chop up the watermelon and put chunks in a clean bowl or pitcher, followed by the sugar, and lime juice. Mash the watermelon with a spoon or potato masher until the meat of the melon (I know …that sounds funny) is flattened and the juice is extrapolated. Next, add the water and give it a stir. Strain into another pitcher and serve over ice. Garnish with lime.

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4 thoughts on “Watermelon Punch”

Sounds really good! Know Montel was telling how he has Watermelon juiced every day! Know I have added it to my slushie… This sounds great without much trouble!
Will have to try it for my grandkids!

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