Watermelon Spritz

 

Watermelon Spritz | Harris Farm Markets

Watermelon Spritz | Harris Farm MarketsThis refreshing fruity spritz is a perfect drink on a hot summers day or paired with a BBQ feast. Freeze extra watermelon cubes to replace ice cubes for an additional watermelon flavour hit, or add them to chilled water for the kids.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 Watermelon

  • 600ml Soda water, chilled

  • 1/2 Bottle Prosecco, chilled

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • 1/3 Caster sugar

  • 1/2 Cup boiling water

  • Ice cubes

  • Mint leaves to garnish

 

 

METHOD: 

  1. Slice up some of the watermelon into small triangles to be used as a garnish. These can be placed into the freezer ahead of time.

  2. Slice the remainder of the watermelon into rough cubes and place into a zip lock bag in the freezer for a few hours beforehand to chill.

  3. Depending on how sweet your watermelon is and if you have a sweet tooth, a sugar syrup may be needed. To make the syrup add the caster sugar and boiling water into a glass jug and stir to dissolve. Set aside to cool down completely.

  4. When you're ready to serve the spritz, blend the partially frozen watermelon cubes in batches in a blender to create a slushy consistency.

  5. Pour the mixture into a large mixing jug or bowl along with the soda water, lime juice and cooled sugar syrup. Stir until well combined.

  6. Add a few ice cubes to glasses, fill half full with the watermelon juice and top the remainder up with chilled Prosecco.

  7. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a chilled sliced of watermelon on the side of the glass.

 

 

Serves: 8-10

Recipe, styling and photography by Bonnie Coumbe. Visit her site here & Instagram here.