Florida Citrus Watermelon’ade

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Florida Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Florida Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 cups Florida Oranges, cut into 1-inch pieces, peeled
  • Florida Orange Slices, for garnish
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 6 cups watermelon, seeded, no rind, cut into 1-inch pieces, divided
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • Watermelon chunks, for garnish

Preparation

Combine sugar and hot water in small saucepan over low heat; heat until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled. Purée 4 cups watermelon in blender until smooth. Place watermelon juice, chilled sugar syrup, Florida Orange Juice, Florida Grapefruit Juice, lemon juice and lime juice in large pitcher; stir to combine. Add 2 cups watermelon pieces, Florida Orange Pieces and mint leaves; refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until well chilled. Serve over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with Florida Orange Slices and watermelon chunks, if desired.