Watermelon Punch

Filed under: Beverages, Beverages - Cold, Fruits - Fruit.

Summertime on the farm means lots of watermelons. A a child we had a row of watermelons as long as a city block. This colorful and refreshing watermelon punch is a real guest favorite at Big Mill.

1 lemon or orange, washed and sliced
1 2-liter bottle of lemon lime soda, chilled. Reserve half to make the ice mold
1 large watermelon
1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
3/4 cup sugar or to taste

Ice Mold: (should be made ahead of time and frozen) Arrange the lemon or orange slices in the mold. Pour 1/2 the soda into the mold and freeze.
Punch:Cut watermelon into halves. Scoop out pulp and place in blender, seeds and all.
Blend for several seconds on medium speed. Strain through a fine-sieve colander, squeezing out juice. Discard solid parts.
Pour watermelon juice into a large container with lid. Add orange juice concentrate and sugar and stir until sugar and orange juice are dissolved. Chill until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, pour punch into clear glass or plastic punch bowl. Add the lemon-lime soda and stir. Place ice ring in the punch bowl.
Serving Suggestions: This is a gorgeous red punch, so be sure to serve it in a clear glass or plastic container. It looks great served in wine glasses

Recipe Summary:
Yield: serves 20
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: none
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Other recipes by Big Mill B&B:
Tart Blueberry Jam
Sweet, Crunchy Cucumber Pickles
Cranberry Liqueur

Recipe Provided By:
Big Mill B&B
Williamston, NC

Williamston Bed and Breakfast Inns