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HOW TO: Watermelon Spritz

What you’ll need:

  •      1/4 Watermelon
  •      600ml Soda water, chilled
  •      1/2 Bottle Prosecco, chilled (optional)
  •      Juice of 2 limes
  •      1/3 Caster sugar
  •      1/2 Cup boiling water
  •      Ice cubes
  •      Mint leaves to garnish

watermelon spritzThe Process:

  1.      Slice up some of the watermelon into small triangles to be used as a garnish. These can be placed into the freezer ahead of time.
  2.     Slice the remainder of the watermelon into rough cubes and place into a zip lock bag in the freezer for a few hours beforehand to chill.
  3.      Depending on how sweet your watermelon is and if you have a sweet tooth, a sugar syrup may be needed. To make the syrup add the caster sugar and boiling water into a glass jug and stir to       dissolve. Set aside to cool down completely.
  4.      When you’re ready to serve the spritz, blend the partially frozen watermelon cubes in batches in a blender to create a slushy consistency.
  5.      Pour the mixture into a large mixing jug or bowl along with the soda water, lime juice and cooled sugar syrup. Stir until well combined.
  6.      Add a few ice cubes to glasses, fill half full of the watermelon juice and top the remainder up with chilled Prosecco.
  7.      Garnish with a sprig of mint and a chilled sliced of watermelon on the side of the glass.

Spread the Christmas cheer this year by supporting local producers at Harris Farms Markets (who provided this great summer idea!)

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