Watermelon Lime Soda - Summer Cooler to beat the heat

Watermelon Lime Soda – Summer Cooler to beat the heat

Watermelon Lime Soda – Summer Cooler to beat the heat

Summer solstice is in 2 weeks time. And you know what that means, don’t you – lots of summer fun and lots of fun summer recipes to try. I started out with this super easy Watermelon Lime Soda.
Can you believe that we are almost half way done with this year! How time flies! And we are well into the second week of summer vacation and the 7.5 yo is away at summer camp this week. He has been swimming, exploring nature, making visits to interesting places and coming back home rosy-cheeked and happy and full of stories.
He was super excited to drink the Watermelon Lime Soda, since he is not allowed to drink soda at all except for a few sips of ginger beer (non-alcoholic, of course) and Izze. That too, just 3 to 4 times a year.
Watermelon Lime Soda

Ingredients for Watermelon Lime Soda (Serves 2)

3 Cups of diced watermelon
Juice of a lime
1/2 inch ginger roughly chopped
1/2 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of water
Mint sprigs for garnish
Club Soda to top off
Handful of ice

How to make Watermelon Lime Soda

In a small saucepan, bring the sugar-water and ginger to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and let it simmer till the sugar dissolves. Let it cool down completely, strain and set it aside. Discard the ginger bits or if you love ginger as much as I do, keep popping bits of it in your mouth.
Now, in a blender, blend the watermelon cubes along with lime juice.

Add some ice cubes to two glasses. Strain the watermelon through a sieve into glasses. Discard the pulp. Next gently stir in the sugar syrup and top it up with club soda. Garnish the Watermelon Lime Soda with a sprig of fresh mint and serve immediately.

I am sending this Watermelon Lime Soda recipe to Kolkata Food Bloggers’ event summer event.

Kolkata Food Bloggers

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