Thursday, May 27, 2010

Utter Bliss, and Pure Joy

     Or was it pure bliss and utter joy? Either way, I was sitting here during "quiet time" relishing in the sound of nothing...but the low hum of the air conditioner (and the perfect crunch of some delicious dark chocolate m&m's I was scarfing) when it occurred to me that I have not yet added a follow up recipe to conclude my cool watermelon salad. I have been quite caught up in the logistics of our house...our appraisal came in and Whoot Whoot! It was over our asking price by 8 G's! Hey, I'll take whatever I can get to sleep better at night. Anyway. I don't want to keep you waiting. It is practically summer after all and with that glorious time of year, comes the heat. Plus, it will soon be Memorial Weekend. And what better way to offset some of those triple digit days soon to come then a refreshing drink? That's right, a cool, crisp watermelon punch. Normally I am not an advocate of the 'ol bottle, but my super great friend who handed over this recipe, used the same punch to make some sweet watermelon margerita's at her sons birthday party (for the adults of course) and I figured I should at least provide you with a suggestion if needed for any of you party animals out there!

     Watermelon Punch

About 6 c watermelon cut and pureed, then strained (about 1/2 of 1 large watermelon)
1 can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate (like minute maid 12 oz kind)
1 pack of Watermelon Cherry drink mix (kool-aid variety types) about the .15oz size

Mix together and chill till ready to serve. Then add 1 2 liter of lemon-lime soda of choice right before serving. Yum! (You can add ice too for that extra chill factor)

For margerita's; take 3/4 c of punch and add 1/4-1/2c tequila in an individual glass. You may coat rim with sugar for fun, and garnish with a lemon, lime, strawberry, basically whatever you have handy or so desire. 

Extra Tip; to be super creative, try slicing just the top of the watermelon off to get all the fruit inside, then use the bottom shell (make sure it's stable) as the punch bowl! I have one word for you; Cuteness. 

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I like the punch bowl idea, I'll have to make sure to throw a party this summer so I can do it!


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