The ingredients can be increased to suit the number of servings needed.
3 fresh mint sprigs
50 ml (1/4 cup) watermelon puree
5 ml (1 tsp) cherry-flavoured syrup or grenadine
45 ml (3 tbsp) freshly squeezed lime juice
50 ml (1/4 cup) light rum
30 ml (2 tbsp) chilled sparkling water or club soda
Sugar cane stirrer and lime wedge (optional)
In a tall glass, place mint. Using the back of a wooden spoon, muddle to release oil.
In a blender, puree watermelon for 20 seconds. In a cocktail glass, combine watermelon, cherry syrup, lime juice and rum. Stir well. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a sugar cane stirrer and lime wedge, if desired, and serve immediately.
Makes 1 serving.
Nutrition information per serving: 170 calories; 1 g protein; 12 g carbohydrate; 1 g fibre; 10 mg sodium.
Source: National Watermelon Promotion Board, www.watermelon.org