Take advantage of ripe watermelon this summer and make some delicious and refreshing Watermelon Punch! This easy-to-make drink is perfect for your next summer BBQ or gathering. In addition to being a very affordable beverage to serve (I found a large seedless watermelon for under $5 at Costco!), the punch just looks so pretty in the punch bowl.
Watermelon Punch Recipe
(Adapted from MarthaStewart.com)
14 lb. seedless watermelon
1 and 1/2 cups pineapple juice
1 and 1/2 cups sparkling water
melon balls and or mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Directions: Cut about one third of your watermelon off the top and scoop out all the insides. Puree the pieces of watermelon in a blender or food processor and then strain the solid pieces (I strained over a large pitcher). You’ll have to do this in several batches. Add pineapple juice and sparkling water to the “bowl” and pour in your strained watermelon juice. Mix together and chill the punch and bowl in the fridge for about an hour or until ready to serve.
My watermelon actually made more juice than expected so I saved it in a pitcher so I could make even more punch. My family loved this fun party drink. Make it an adult beverage by adding rum or even white wine. Enjoy 🙂
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