If you love watermelon then this recipe is for you. Sweeten to suit your personal taste. You have all summer to make it happen and if you find some seeds in your watermelon why not have a seed spitting contest.
Puree half of the cubed watermelon, water, and simple syrup in a blender. Pour through a course strainer and into a large pitcher. Repeat with the remaining watermelon, water, and sugar. Stir in lime juice.
Refrigerate until very cold. Before serving stir and garnish with lime slices and mint if desired.
Makes 2 quarts.
Make simple syrup ahead of time and use after it’s cooled. To make simple syrup combine 2 cups water with 1 cup sugar. In a saucepan heat until the sugar has melted, then remove from heat and let cool.
Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also pour any leftovers into popsicle molds for super refreshing summer treats!
Store any extra syrup in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.