We are watermelon fans in this house, and a good watermelon doesn't last long around here. Every once in a while we get a dud watermelon that borders on tasteless, though, and those will often go to waste. We had one of those watermelons this week, which coincided nicely with my attempts to reorganize (yet again!) my recipe collection. As I sorted through the binder, I found a recipe for a watermelon drink I'd clipped some time ago, so we gave it a try. It's very refreshing! I don't think I'd waste a perfect watermelon on it, but it will be a great use for those not-so-tasty watermelons.
Watermelon Mint Cooler
4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 1/2 T fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 T lime juice
Puree the watermelon, mint, sugar, and lime juice in a blender until the watermelon has all been turned into liquid.
Fill glasses with ice, fill halfway with watermelon puree, and finish filling with club soda. Makes 4 servings.