Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Watermelon Wednesday's #1....Refreshing Punch

Kicking off Spring and going into Summer, every other Wednesday I'll be posting creative food and beverage recipes to infuse watermelon (my favorite fruit) into your spring and summer season.  This first week starts off with a fabulous punch recipe from Martha Stewart Living...



Ingredients

Serves 8 to 10
  • 1 oblong seedless watermelon (about 14 pounds)
  • 3 cups seltzer

Directions

  1. Cut top third off watermelon; trim bottom just enough to make a flat surface. Scoop out flesh.
  2. Working in batches, puree watermelon in a food processor. Strain through a fine sieve; discard solids. (You should have about 9 cups juice.) Cover rind with plastic wrap. Refrigerate juice and rind until chilled, about 1 hour. Combine juice with seltzer; transfer to rind.

Doesn't this look so refreshing?
So excited it's almost Spring.

12 comments:

Della said...

I can't wait to try this! It does look refreshing, and delicious. I'm looking forward to your watermelon recipes posts! I planted a watermelon patch, and my fingers are crossed with hopes that they grow. I'd love to use your recipes for my melons :)

Seaside Style said...

Good Idea! This looks super!

michelle said...

LOVE!!! This looks so good and I can't wait to sit on my deck and drink these! Great idea!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I love watermelon so I am looking forward to more recipes! This one looks delicious!

Karen said...

YUM!!!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO ME-- this blog makes me want summer even more! Haha, just kidding; great blog! Puts me in the best mood. What a great summer-loving home! I'm new to blogging, please feel free to stop by and share any of your blogging wisdom!

The Coastal View said...

Yum! I can't wait to try this. I love watermelon and bet I'll love it even more now. Thank you for this!!!

simpledaisy said...

I'll be right owver to enjoy a little of that punch!!! Once my girlfriend and I made the most fabulous watermelon cocktail and called them Wapatinis!! Fresh mint, watermelon, apple vodka...YUM:)

Donnie said...

That looks so summery.

Jane said...

I stopped in for a quick peek and saw this post....can't wait to try Watermelon Punch!!! Watermelon is my favorite summer fruit, too! I cannot get enough of it...
Jane (artfully graced)

Beautiful Details said...

Looks beautiful and delicious! But you forgot to spike the punch Debbie! ;o)

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

Yummaayy! I can't wait for slow summer days to enjoy watermelon drinks.