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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Watermelon Mocktail

Here is a fun way to use up some of your watermelon surplus.   You could certainly puree more, but for our needs I pureed one medium sized seedless watermelon via the workhorse of my kitchen – the food processor.     All you have to do is…..

Remove and discard the rind and seeds of the watermelon.   Cube the pink fruit and drop into a food processor and puree.     Place the pureed watermelon in a container and chill until you are ready to assemble your drinks.    You will need:

Watermelon puree  -- about 2/3 cup per glass
1  Fresca Soda 1.5 Liter Bottle    
Ice cubes
Sprigs of mint - washed
Enough little blackberries to drop about three into each glass.
Lime juice  --  fresh or bottled

This drink is sort of assembled rather than just sloshed together and stirred.   I like the hazy layered look if done in this manner.   Your guest can use their straw to give it a little swirl if they desire.   Fresca gives this drink a nice citrus fizz - if you want to vamp it up, use rum or vodka to make this drink a refreshing cocktail.

1.  Place a few mint leaves in bottom of glass and press them with a spoon to bruise
2.  Add the watermelon puree to glass over the mint leaves.
3.  Add a squeeze of lime over the puree.
4.  Drop about 2-3 inches of ice over the puree.
5.  Pour the Fresca over the ice.
6.  Garnish top of drink with a mint sprig.
7.  Drop a few blackberries into the drink - they will float.
      
Serve immediately.   

Enjoy !!!

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