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Watermelon-mint coolers

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Serves 5. Servings
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Ingredients

  • 3 1⁄4 lbs. seedless watermelon, chopped (5 cups)
  • 4 to 5 cups ginger ale, chilled
  • Preparation

    Baking Directions:

    1.

    In a blender container, place watermelon and puree until smooth.

    In a small heatproof bowl, use a wooden spoon to mash mint leaves and 1/4 cup of the sugar; add 1/4 cup of the water.

    Microwave on high until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

    Using a slotted spoon, transfer mint leaves to blender, leaving sugar in bowl.

    Blend until mint is chopped.

    2. To bowl of sugar mixture, add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water.

    Microwave until sugar dissolves into a syrup, 1 to 2 minutes.

    Cover and chill.

    3. To serve, strain watermelon mixture into an iced-filled pitcher or jar; stir in syrup, lime juice, and bitters.

    Divide watermelon mixture among ice-filled glasses; top with ginger ale.

    Garnish with mint sprigs.

    Makes 8 servings.

    Make ahead: Cover and chill watermelon mixture up to 8 hours.