Drinking alcohol out of fruit makes it healthy… right?
Make this fun fruit mocktail recipe if you want to impress your friends (without packing on the extra calories). This pretty pink recipe is perfect for the spring/summer season since it’s sweet, will quench your thirst, and tastes yummy with a side of cucumber!
4 cups watermelon cubes
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 knob fresh ginger
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1 seedless cucumber, sliced
1 cup club soda
Candied ginger for serving
- Place the watermelon in a blender and blend until pureed and liquified. Pour the contents through a fine mesh sieve, saving all the watermelon juice in a large pitcher.
- Add the sugar, water, ginger and vanilla beans plus the empty pod to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat while whisking constantly until the sugar dissolves. Allow the mixture to simmer for a minute or two until it becomes syrupy. Remove from the heat and let cool.
- To assemble the drinks, add crushed ice in a cup. Pour a few ounces of the vanilla ginger syrup into the cup, then add 4 or so ounces of watermelon juice.
- Pop the cucumbers in the cub and add about 2 ounces of club soda. Taste and adjust the drink to your desired taste – more syrup or juice, or more club soda. Stir well to mix. Serve!
Image and Recipe via How Sweet Eats