Watermelon and Mint Spritz for Kids

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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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

Special equipment:
6 skewers
  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.

Simple Syrup:

  1. 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. 
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