Welcome to the 351st Tablescape Thursday!
I was out of town until Monday evening and since I wasn’t able to create a table setting, for this week’s Tablescape Thursday, I thought I’d share something I made last week while visiting my son and dil. It’s at least table related, a yummy summertime drink I came across at Pottery Barn that can be made as an adult beverage with rum, or minus the rum for a kid-friendly version. This would be a fabulous drink for a 4th of July gathering.
I followed the recipe to the letter when I made it, but when I typed up the recipe for you below, I changed one thing in the instructions…something that bothered me when I made it. The directions at the PB site have you muddling the mint after adding in the blended watermelon. Have you ever tried to muddle mint while it was floating in a sea of liquid? I gave up after just a few seconds, it was hopeless!
So when I make this recipe again, and I’m sure I will for a party this summer because it’s delicious, I will muddle the mint with the lime juice and simple sugar, before adding in the blended watermelon. I think that will be a lot easier. If the lime juice and simple sugar isn’t quiet enough liquid for muddling, I’ll add in a very small amount of the blended watermelon, but I don’t think that will be necessary.
Wouldn’t this drink be pretty for the 4th of July with a little flag sticking out of the straw, or stuck into the watermelon slice. 🙂
- 16 Mint Sprigs
- 2 Limes, juiced
- 2 oz Simple Syrup
- 2 cups Seedless Watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes. (Save 4 wedges for garnish.)
- 8 oz of White Rum
- 2 Cups of Ice
- 1 Can of Club Soda (When making non-alcoholic, replace the club soda with Sprite.)
- In a glass pitcher, combine 12 sprigs of coarsely ripped mint leaves, juice from 2 limes, and simple sugar.
- Muddle until mint leaves are broken down.
- Blend watermelon cubes and add to the pitcher.
- Add rum, club soda, and ice cubes. (For non-alcholic version add Sprite and ice cubes only.)
- Pour into mason jar mugs.
- Garnish with watermelon wedge and a sprig of mint.
Looking forward to the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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