Watermelon-Ginger Limeade
 
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Recipe type: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds red or yellow seedless watermelon, plus more; wedges for garnish
  • 1 Cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 10 limes, plus wedges for garnish
  • 1 Cup ginger syrup*
  • Ginger Syrup
  • 1 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 six-inch piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
Instructions
  1. Remove the rind and any loose seeds from the watermelon.
  2. Place the flesh in a juice extractor, and process, extracting 3 cups watermelon juice.
  3. Transfer juice to a large pitcher.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, and stir to combine.
  5. Fill pitcher with ice.
  6. Garnish with watermelon and lime wedges.
  7. Serve.
  8. *Ginger Syrup: In medium saucepan, combine the sugar, ginger, and 3 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  9. Cook until the sugar has completely dissolved, about 1 minute.
  10. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes more.
  11. Remove saucepan from heat, and let syrup stand about 30 minutes.
  12. Remove and discard the ginger.
  13. Store syrup in tight container, refrigerated, up to 2 months.
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