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Drink of the Week: Watermelon-Lime Soda

Aug 05, 2015 04:00PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds

Watermelon-Lime Soda

Make this refreshing concoction in just 22 minutes or less! Pureed watermelon is brightened with fresh lime juice, while ginger-infused simple syrups adds a little zing. The mixture is topped off with club soda for the perfect summertime sensation!

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  • Ingredients – Serves 6
  • ¾ cup sugar 
  • ½ cup water 
  • ¼ cup chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 10 cups diced watermelon 
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice 
  • 4 cups chilled club soda
  • Ice sprigs
  • Mint Sprigs

Directions
  1. Combine sugar, water, and ginger in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring with a whisk. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Strain; discard solids. Working in batches, place diced watermelon and fresh lime juice in a blender; process until smooth. Strain watermelon mixture through a fine sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Stir in sugar syrup and chilled club soda. Serve over ice; garnish with mint sprigs.

“Watermelon-Lime Soda.” Cooking Light: Fresh, Fast, Food; Best Summer Recipes. Time Inc. Lifestyle Group. 2015. Print.

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