* 4 cups (1-inch cubes) seedless watermelon * 1 cup of water * 1/2 cup mint syrup (see recipe below) * 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
(Yields four servings)
Freeze watermelon. Once frozen, combine the watermelon cubes in a blender with 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of mint syrup and 1/2 cup of lime juice. Serve in stemmed glasses with a sprig of mint.
Mint syrup recipe:
Heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring it to a boil, and stir to dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved, strain what’s left through a sieve and let cool. You can also substitute mint Italian soda flavoring for mint syrup.