It was very well-received. Everyone who tasted it immediately inquired, "WHAT'S IN THIS? HOW DO I MAKE IT?" So. For those people--and for you--the recipe follows below!
- 1 oblong watermelon; seedless, if you can find it (the one I got yesterday was easily 20 pounds; maybe more. The bigger the watermelon, the more punch you'll have!)
- 1 can pineapple juice
- 1/2 bottle (1 Liter) Lemon-lime soda (Sprite, 7Up, or whatever you like)
- 1/2 bottle (1 Liter) Ginger ale
Cut top third off of the watermelon; trim bottom just enough to make a flat surface. Scoop out flesh, being careful not to scoop through the bottom. (I did that once. Not a pretty picture). Working in batches, puree watermelon in a blender or food processor. Strain through a fine mesh sieve; discard solids and pulp.
-For an adult summer beverage, feel free to add rum, vodka, or tequila to make things more interesting : )
-Use sparkling water or seltzer in place of soda.
-Substitute pineapple juice for lemon sorbet for a cold, fruity twist!