Watermelon is a summer staple. It reminds me of childhood barbecues and the smell of chlorine. As an adult, I realize how absolutely refreshing watermelon is, especially when paired with a little mint and agave like we’re doing today.
Make sure your watermelon is ripe and seedless for this recipe. I used one medium-small sized melon.
Blend the roughly chopped watermelon with a couple handfuls of ice until it comes to a frothy consistency.
Add a handful (or more!) of fresh mint and blend again. You can use more mint later for a garnish. I also squeezed the agave in at this point. Start with about a tablespoon or so. You can add up to a 1/4 cup, depending on how sweet you want it. Also, feel free to substitute honey.
Into a beverage container, add the watermelon-mint-agave mixture and garnish with a little mint. The last step is pouring in the sparkling water.
Garnish and serve!
Watermelon Mint Spritzer (from Whole Foods):
- Approximately 3 cups watermelon, rind and seeds removed, roughly chopped
- Ice for blender, I used about 1 1/2 cups but you can eyeball it and adjust depending on the consistency you desire
- 1/4 cup agave (I used less because my watermelon was super sweet!)
- Fresh mint sprigs, I used 6 sprigs to blend, plus more for garnishing, but add according to your taste
- Italian sparkling mineral water
- Blend together the chopped watermelon and ice until frothy.
- Add fresh mint and agave. Blend again.
- Pour mixture into a serving pitcher. Garnish with a bit of mint.
- Store it like this in your fridge if you are going to wait to serve the beverage.
- Right before you’re ready to serve, pour the sparkling water on top of the watermelon mixture.
- Serve in chilled glasses (with ice, optional) and garnish with extra mint.
Note: If you’re thinking, ‘This would taste great with alcohol!” It would. Feel free and add less sparkling water and top it off with gin or vodka.