Watermelon Gin Fizz
From EatingWell: July/August 2007
This pretty pink cocktail would be perfect for a bridal shower luncheon. Any leftover pureed juice is refreshing on its own.
- 5 cups diced watermelon, divided
- 6 ounces gin, divided
- 8 tablespoons lime juice, divided
- 1 1/3 cups ginger ale, divided
- Lime wedges, for garnish
- Freeze 1 cup watermelon for garnish. Puree the remaining 4 cups watermelon. Strain; divide the juice among 4 ice-filled glasses.
- Top each with 1 1/2 ounces gin, 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1/3 cup ginger ale. Garnish with the frozen watermelon and lime wedges. Non-alcoholic variation: Omit the gin.
Per cocktail: 153 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 4 mg sodium; 180 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value), Vitamin A (17% dv), antioxidants (lycopene and other cartenoids).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 fruit
Nutrition Note: Per mocktail: 54 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 3 mg sodium; 179 mg potassium.
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- Health & Diet Considerations
- Low carbohydrate
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 15 minutes or less
- Preparation/ Technique
- July/August 2007