Watermelon-Lime Soda (serves 1, easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled, etc)
- 12 oz seltzer or club soda
- 1 lime
- 2 tsp confectioner's sugar
- handful watermelon ice cubes
2. Add the confectioner's sugar and seltzer and gently stir. Taste, and add more sugar and/or lime if desired.
3. Drop in some watermelon ice cubes. Serve with a lime and melon ball garnish if desired.
To make watermelon ice cubes: Scoop out some of the contents of a seedless watermelon and pulse them in a food processor. I personally like to retain some of the texture, but watermelon can be completely liquified if desired. Pour into ice cube trays. Freeze for a few hours.
Verdict? Delightfully refreshing. Folks with strong texture aversion may not like this one, as the watermelon, even sent through the food processor, retains its somewhat fibrous texture. This could be resolved by straining it, but that seems like a lot of extra work to me. This could make a fun summer cocktail with a bit of gin, rum or vodka, but I haven't tried it that way. If you do, let me know. Here are some more shots of this pretty drink: