Watermelon and Mint Spritz for Kids

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 cups watermelon cubes (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 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
Directions
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • On each skewer, alternate the remaining watermelon cubes and mint leaves. Garnish each drink with a skewer.

Simple Syrup:
  • 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


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