Need something refreshing to top off a summer afternoon? Try this watermelon’ade. It uses all the delicious 100% fruit juices you know and love like Florida Grapefruit Juice and Florida Orange Juice.
- 2 cups (500 ml) Florida Orange Juice
- 1 cup (125 ml) 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 (180 ml) lemon juice
- ¾ cup (180 ml) lime juice
- ½ cup mint leaves
- Watermelon chunks, for garnish
*garnish with your favourite in-season fruit when Florida Oranges/Grapefruit are not in season
1. Combine sugar and hot water in small saucepan over low heat; heat until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled.
2. Purée 4 cups watermelon in blender until smooth.
3. Place watermelon juice, chilled sugar syrup, Florida Orange Juice, Florida Grapefruit Juice, lemon juice and lime juice in large pitcher; stir to combine.
4. Add 2 cups watermelon pieces, Florida Orange Pieces and mint leaves; refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until well chilled.
5. Serve over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with Florida Orange Slices and watermelon chunks, if desired.