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Watermelon Gin Fizz

July/August 2007

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This pretty pink cocktail would be perfect for a bridal shower luncheon. Any leftover pureed juice is refreshing on its own.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This was truly a tasty drink. Thankfully, my local grocer carries fresh watermelon juice. How convenient! Everyone at the party enjoyed it. This will stay on my recipe list. A must try for anyone. "
Watermelon Gin Fizz Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. Freeze 1 cup watermelon for garnish. Puree the remaining 4 cups watermelon. Strain; divide the juice among 4 ice-filled glasses.
  2. 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.

Nutrition

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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Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Ethnic/Regional
American
Health & Diet Considerations
Low carbohydrate
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Publication
July/August 2007
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